This January, join us after hours to celebrate Lunar New Year for the first Christie’s Lates of 2023. Bring in the year of the rabbit with an amazing line-up of exhibitions, live performances, workshops and more. The first 500 people to check in will receive a traditional Chinese red envelope from JING™ tea and Christie's. Entry is free and open to all.
PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed during this event for event promotions.
PLEASE NOTE: We are expecting a very high volume of guests for this event. Once we hit capacity on the evening, you will be admitted on a first come first served basis.
Explore the programme
6:30PM | LOWER RYDER STREET
Sit back and enjoy a film screening of (2000)—an Oscar-winning movie based on a 20th century novel of the same name, with a live introduction by art director Tim Yip
6:40PM & 8PM | EAST ROOM
In harmony with traditional Chinese instruments, including the pipa lute, guzheng zither and flute
7PM | GREAT ROOM
Join Louisa Buck, art critic, to find out more about the iconic concept of the ‘New Orientalism’ aesthetic with Oscar-winning art director Tim Yip, whose work, including n (2000), draws upon ancient cultures to reshape the way we think about the future
Enjoy an immersive performance combining contemporary dance and traditional Chinese elements to the backdrop of an art installation by Lulu Wang
— Throughout the evening
Explore the theme of global misinformation with an interactive calligraphy art project, using both modern and ancient scripts and concepts to tell a story and expand your knowledge
Create your very own ceramic works of art, from dumplings to flower bouquets
Discover the history and tradition of this delicate art form
Learn how to paint using fish skin—a traditional technique used by the peoples
— Throughout the evening
Explore an exhibition curated by RCA curatorial MA students Sukii Lu and Zihan Wen, exploring Asian identity, nostalgia and the year of the rabbit—with a curator-led tour beginning at 6:30pm and 8pm. The exhibition will remain open until 12pm on 27 January
Awaken your senses in a cutting-edge digital installation of how digital skins can reflect our interactions with the changing climate
Seekd is a boutique marketplace for earth-friendly jewellery and accessories, explore their collaboration with Wild Fawn featuring a tailored jewellery collection for the Lunar New Year. Don't miss the opportunity to have your personal piece engraved
Follow the story of the great race and find out how the animals found their places in the Chinese zodiac
Explore one-of-a-kind hats that bring together Chinese culture and quintessential British style
Inspired by the inflatable dummies used by the U.S. 'Ghost Army' in WWII, Pool utilizes VR techniques to create sealed inflatables, examining the intrinsic aliveness and the dialectical relationship between virtual and physical
Explore a world of distinctive flavours, diverse cultures, master craftsmanship and incredible taste with JING™ tea—pay bar with cocktails and tasting