Royal College of Art Galleries, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Preview: 5 March, 6pm–8pm
Open: 6 – 22 March, 11am–5pm daily
Graduating students on the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art MA programme present their final exhibitions at the RCA Galleries. In contrast to previous years, the students have chosen to present four independent exhibitions. Collectively, they involve artists, theatre designers, and writers from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia, and are engaged in themes of cybernetics, speculative fiction, language and globalisation.
Black Box Formula is an exhibition of new work by contemporary artists reflecting on the nature of the Black Box, a concept used in technology and social sciences. Artists employ prosthetics, networks and post-human thinking in works displayed in an installation evocative of the Black Box process.
Artists: Zac Blas, Harry Sanderson, Hyungkoo Lee, Lawrence Lek, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
Curators: Jintaeg Jang, Georgia Muenster, Joni Zhu
Echo Chamber is a new commission by acclaimed theatre designer Chloe Lamford, currently Royal Court Theatre Associate Artist. The project is a unique collaboration with Lamford, reframing relationships between contemporary art and theatre. The audience is invited into a dystopic future world, a theatrical set where a programme of artists’ interventions, performances and screenings unfold over the course of the exhibition.
Artists: Chloe Lamford, The ARKA Group, Bedwyr Williams, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Mark Aerial Waller and the editors of Living in the Future
Curators: Sofia Akram, Olivia Leahy, Jane Scarth, Alexander Taber
An ambitious commission, statement house (temporary title) by French artist Jean-Pascal Flavien continues his international series of houses for living, resting and working. Located outside the RCA’s main entrance, the site-specific structure will host writers engaged in ‘writing the house’. statement house (temporary title) is the artist’s first commission in the UK and will run until 3 May 2015.
Artist: Jean-Pascal Flavien
Curators: Sophie Oxenbridge, Katherine Reynolds
Whose Game Is It? is an exhibition that considers contemporary socio-political questions in a globalised world of disparities and hegemonies. The exhibition asks audiences to reflect on these issues through playful and interactive works including a doughnut-shaped table-tennis table.
Artists: Han Ishu, Lee Wen, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Raqs Media Collective, Tintin Wulia
Curators: Kodama Kanazawa, Jennifer Lam, Hena Lee, Yingting Xie
Notebook is a printed publication that brings together the four graduation exhibitions and will be published in May.
Editor: Edward Ball
Contributors: Ricardo Basbaum, Anna Gritz, Mark von Schlegell, Dr Marquard Smith
The projects are supported by:
Altro, ArtQuarters Press, The RCA Students’ Union Co-Presidents Fund, Farrow & Ball, Fluxus Foundation, Institut Français, The Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, Romanian Cultural Centre, London, Tall Consulting Structural Engineers, Vezzini & Chen, White Rainbow Gallery, London, The White Wall Company.
With additional support from Galerie Catherine Bastide and Esther Schipper.