Christie's Lates: The Year of the Rabbit

January 25th, 2023 @ 6:00pm GMT - 9:00pm GMT

Christie's Lates: The Year of the Rabbit
About this event

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



Film screening by EVERYMAN
Sit back and enjoy a film screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)—an Oscar-winning wuxia 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

Music performance led by Dr Cheng Yu with Dennis Kwong Thye Lee and Jiaqi Zhang
In harmony with traditional Chinese instruments, including the pipa lute, guzheng zither and xiao flute



In conversation with Tim Yip
Brought to you by ARTouch Consulting
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 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), draws upon ancient cultures to reshape the way we think about the future



Dance performance led by Lulu Wang
Enjoy an immersive performance combining contemporary dance and traditional Chinese elements to the backdrop of an art installation by Lulu Wang


WORKSHOPS — Throughout the evening

Sacred Truths with Qu Lei Lei and Caroline Deane | DUKE STREET GALLERY
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

Ceramics workshop with Monica Tong | AUGUSTA GALLERY
Create your very own ceramic works of art, from dumplings to flower bouquets

Fan painting and calligraphy with Qin Lei and Sara Zhang | AUGUSTA GALLERY
Discover the history and tradition of this delicate art form

Hezhe fish skin painting with Zhongjin Zhang | AUGUSTA GALLERY
Learn how to paint using fish skin—a traditional technique used by the Hezhe peoples


EXHIBITIONS — Throughout the evening

Outlanders: Dreams of a New Moon | KING STREET GALLERIES AND ANNEX
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

Ephemeral Materiality by Scarlett Yang | ST JAMES’S GALLERIES
Brought to you by ARTouch Consulting

Awaken your senses in a cutting-edge digital installation of how digital skins can reflect our interactions with the changing climate

Seekd Jewellery | ST JAMES’S GALLERIES
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

Lunar zodiac presentation | GALLERY VIEWING ROOM
Follow the story of the great race and find out how the animals found their places in the Chinese zodiac

Exhibition of handmade hats by Yuan Li | NEW GALLERY
Explore one-of-a-kind hats that bring together Chinese culture and quintessential British style

Inflatable installation by Kalman Pool | WEST ROOM
Brought to you by ARTouch Consulting

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

Christie’s drink station by JING™ tea | WEST ROOM
Explore a world of distinctive flavours, diverse cultures, master craftsmanship and incredible taste with JING™ tea—pay bar with cocktails and tasting

Christie's London
8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT
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January 25th, 2023 @ 6:00pm GMT - 9:00pm GMT
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