Liz Anderson

Weekend art

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The Chinese are coming — or, rather, they’ve come. China Design Now at the V&A is the latest arrival in the China Now Festival — a nationwide celebration of all things Chinese, leading up to the Olympic Games.  It kicks off tomorrow – and runs until 13 July – but I was lucky enough to go to a special preview yesterday.  The show, sponsored by HSBC, explores China’s ‘creative landscape’, focusing on three cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.  Posters, photographs, architectural models (including one of the new airport in Beijing), clothes and other design-oriented items can be seen in the stylishly arranged rooms at the V&A (the shop has some rather nice goodies, too).  Well-worth a visit.