Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) shows 2018

Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) shows 2018

Royal College of Art

Ursula Mayer, Gonda, 2012. Courtesy of Ursula Mayer and LUX.

April 20, 2018
Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) shows 2018
April 26–May 20, 2018
Royal College of Art
Kensington, Battersea, White City
London SW7 2EU
United Kingdom

The Royal College of Art MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) 2018 graduating students present their final projects in collaboration with leading London-based art organisations:

Graduate project launch
Thursday, April 26, 4–6pm: panel discussion and press launch open to public, followed by the 4717 exhibition preview: 6–9pm
Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN

Presentations and panel discussion: Ben Cook (LUX), Robert Leckie (Gasworks) and CCA project curators, chaired by Kelly Large (RCA).

LUX partnership: 4717
Thursday, April 26, 6–9pm: exhibition preview; April 27– May 6, 12–6pm: open to the public
Dyson Gallery, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN

4717 invites four artists to create new commissions, alongside the showing of Ursula Mayer’s multilayered Gonda (2012), a work from the LUX collection. A moving image piece that delves into concepts of the individual, collectivity, narrative, and subjectivity, Gonda acts as a catalyst for artistic commissions and considers how the exhibition can be as much a site of active production as of display and seeks to question how a collection can be reanimated in a digital age.  

Artists: Anne de Boer, Inés Cámara Leret, Libita Clayton, Ursula Mayer and Jade Montserrat.
Curators: Olivia Aherne, Lizzie Cottrell, Emily Davis, Evie Gurney, Nilz Källgren, Helene Remmel and Alistair Small. 

Gasworks partnership: Who cares? A radio tale 
Thursday, May 10, 6–9pm & Sunday, May 13, 12–3pm 
Listen in person at Gasworks and on air at Resonance 104.4 FM 
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Who cares? A radio tale turns Gasworks into a live broadcast studio in collaboration with the renowned experimental radio station Resonance FM. A programme of newly commissioned and existing performances, sound works and discussions invites audiences to think about affective labour, the unrecognised emotional work that exists in all parts of life. Tune in, log on or turn up! 

Contributors: Céline Berger, Patricia Domínguez with Terezie Štindlová & Radim Lisa, Eva Fàbregas, Temi Odumosu, Claudia Pagès, Elisa Giardina Papa, Rosalie Schweiker with Sophie Chapman & Kerri Jefferis, Salomé Voegelin, Women of Colour Index Reading Group and Jon Wozencroft.
Curators: Naz Bescan, Ibrahim Cisse, Harriet Costello, Benedetta d’Ettorre, Alba Folgado and Agata Kik. 

Stanhope partnership: Every Second In Between 
Monday, May 14, 6:30–8:30pm: exhibition preview; May 14–20, 8am–6pm: open to the public
The WestWorks and White City Place, Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

Every Second In Between is a temporary public art project commissioned for White City, a recently regenerated area with an extensive history of temporal changes. Korean artist Kyung Hwa Shon will challenge existing social and cultural rhythms and flows with visually vibrant installations distributed over multiple sites. 

Artist: Kyung Hwa Shon
Curators: Anna Dufour Montuori, Sara Thorsen Fredborg, Kate Gu, Niamh O’Driscoll, Afra Rebuscini, Wejdan Reda and Poppy Wu. 

The Design Museum Partnership: Alt-Age: Designing Belief 
Saturday, May 19, 11am–8pm: open to the public (free admission to artist commissions and films, ticketed talks 5–15 GBP)
The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Every minute new conspiracy theories are born online. To coincide with the Design Museum exhibition Hope to Nope: Graphics & Politics 2008-18, the Alt-Age: Designing Belief one-day festival, comprising live performances and a symposium, investigates the role of memes and online message boards in constructing and concealing truth. 

Contributors: Bora Akinciturk in collaboration with Mehmet Duran, Demystification Committee, Michael Dieter, Factmata, Timandra Harkness, Joey Holder, Natalie Kane, Daniel Keller, Taylor Le Melle, Kyrre Lien and more to be announced.
Curators: Marlies Augustijn, Helen Barr, Natalia Benitez, Phoebe Cripps, Thomas Ellmer, Raoul Klooker and Helen Neven. 

Curating Contemporary Art (CCA)
Established 25 years ago and led by Professor Victoria Walsh the MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) programme is recognised as an international leader in curatorial education and training and for its commitment to collaborative group project-based work that integrates theory and practice throughout the two years of the curriculum. The CCA programme approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best practice in commissioning, curating and programming with London-based and international arts organisations and spaces. These partnerships ensure that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, urbanisation and the digital. This year’s graduate project course has been led by Kelly Large with project tutors, Ben Cranfield and Rebecca Heald.  CCA is part of the RCA’s School of Arts and Humanities led by Professor Juan Cruz.

For more information about the CCA programme and joining the MA please visit: or contact Head of Programme, Professor Victoria Walsh at victoria.walsh [​at​]

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