Royal College of Art

Artistes: Philippe Parreno & Rirkrit Tiravanija
Titre : Vue d’installation de Stories are propaganda
Courtesy : Co-production Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Chine
Copyright : Biennales de Lyon 2005
Adding as well courtesy Air de Paris, Paris

March 16, 2006

17 March-9 April 2006

Open daily 12pm 6pm (Closed Monday)
Late opening:
Wednesday and Friday 12pm 9pm

Royal College of Art Galleries
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
Tel: 0207 590 4496
jonathan.carroll [​at​]
c.bonham-carter [​at​]

AGAIN FOR TOMORROW is an exhibition, a series of events, and a catalogue, presenting artists who turn to the past to re-imagine the future. Evocation, re-enactment, nostalgic recollection, re-examination, prediction are just some of the methods used to explore different histories. Aleister Crowleys experimental drug community in Sicily is the subject of Joachim Koesters Morning of the Magicians; Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh combine storytelling, art history, biography, and autobiography as they present their findings and recordings of séance interviews with the American artist, Joseph Cornell, while Christoph Kellers Cloudbuster Project re-enacts Wilhelm Reichs wildly futuristic invention to make the clouds burst into rain.

Many of the works in AGAIN FOR TOMORROW invite the viewer into a process of active reflection. Lia Perjovschis Centre for Art Analysis (CAA), established in her Bucharest studio in the early nineties, will travel to the UK for the first time. TRAMA, an artists network from Argentina, has invited Graciela Carnevale to present her archive of the activities of the Grupo de Arte Vanguardia in Rosario in the late sixties. Missingbooks, the first phase of a new collaborative project by Maria Barnas, Maxine Kopsa and Germaine Kruip, involves the facsimile publication of A Dark Day of Justice, a novel by Rodolfo Walsh, the radical Argentine intellectual who went missing in 1977.

Other artists in the show revisit mislaid pasts personal, political, scientific or art- historical. Adrian Pacis film Klodi (2005) is a gripping monologue relating one Albanian mans persistent attempts to find a new future across an array of international locations. Parreno and Tiravanijas Stories are Propaganda (2005) is a sardonically humorous video reminiscence of the not-so-old good old days, and David Maljkovics video installation Scenes for a New Heritage II Second Coming shows a heritage-seeker visiting a Croatian World War II monument in the year 2063. AGAIN FOR TOMORROW offers the viewer a range of environments theatrical, cinematic, investigative, conversational transforming the galleries of the Royal College of Art into a space of exploration and potential.

Artists in the exhibition include Martin Boyce (Scotland), Ulla von Brandenburg (Germany), Gorka Eizagirre (Spain), Christoph Keller (Germany), Joachim Koester (Denmark), Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh (US), Matts Leiderstam (Sweden), David Maljkovic (Croatia), Missingbooks (Netherlands), Alex Morrison (Canada), Adrian Paci (Albania/Italy), Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija (France/Thailand) Lia Perjovschi (Romania), Mai-Thu Perret (Switzerland), Trama (Argentina).

The events programme is an integral part of the exhibition, presented in a purpose-built arena within the gallery space. Events on Wednesday and Friday evenings (late night opening until 9pm) involve artists exhibiting in AGAIN FOR TOMORROW. Weekend events explore new formats and media. Full details are given on the exhibition website

Participants as follows: Christoph Keller lecture; Roger Buergel conversation; Joachim Koester and Anders Kreuger discussion; Manon De Boer screening; Adrian Paci and Michele Robecchi screening and discussion; James Woudhuysen and Julika Rudelius screening and discussion; Lia Perjovschi, Graciela Carnevale, and TRAMA: discussion; Lucas Bambozzi, Cao Guimarães, and Beto Magalhães screening; Alex Morrison and Lars Bang Larsen screening and discussion; Dan Perjovschi and Richard Thomas slideshow and music performance; Tomislav Gotovac screening; Lia Perjovschi and Dr. David Berman presentation and discussion; Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh (ARCHIVE) radio broadcast; Aurélien Froment live-streamed performance from De Appel, Amsterdam; Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh (ARCHIVE) performance; Erkki Kurenniemi and Mika Taanila screening; Axel Stockburger presentation, Man From Uranus music performance; Ralph Pflugfelder and Noam Andrews music performance; Patrick Keiller and Mark Nash presentation and discussion.

The 176-page catalogue includes a text by Jan Verwoert, as well artists contributions, and a section with conversations between the artists.

Royal College of Art
March 16, 2006

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