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To mark the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we celebrate and question the nature of competition.

Friday Late will be programmed across three seasons spanning the year. The second season of 2020 will focus on the subject of endeavour, with artists responding to how we strive to achieve and what this reveals about the high expectations placed on us by society and ourselves.

The second Friday Late of this season explores competition. When does it help and when does it hinder? Artists and designers respond to contest, opposition and rivalry.

Audiences will come face-to-face with some of the most innovative artists, musicians and designers working today. Brought to life through live performances, film screenings, installations, debates, DJ sets, workshops and late-night exhibition openings.

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis, unless stated otherwise. If the Museum reaches capacity, access will be permitted on a one-in, one-out basis.


V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Cromwell Road, London, Greater London, SW7 2RL

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The Fashion Gallery will be closed for refurbishment 18 Jan 2021 – 20 April 2022

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