March 22, 2004 - Royal College of Art - This much is certain
March 22, 2004

This much is certain

This much is certain
13 March – 4 April 2004

Royal College of Art, London 
Open 12 noon – 9pm daily

This much is certain consists of an exhibition, a documentary film programme, a series of talks and a publication. The exhibition will explore artists’ use of the document and the documentary in space, time and text. It includes new work by Miriam Backstrom, Daniel Baker, Huang Yongping and Jamie Shovlin.

The 216 page black and white catalogue includes source material and other contributions submitted by the artists.

The film programme will run 12-9 pm every day in a specially constructed mini-cinema. Over thirty films will be screened, including Peter Watkins’s historical re-enactment La Commune (Paris, 1871) , 2002; A Sense of History by Mike Leigh, 1992, a film portrait of the 23rd Earl of Leete pottering around his woodland estate; D’Est, 1993, Chantal Akerman’s account of a journey through Eastern Europe; Videogramme einer Revolution, 1992, an account of the 1989 Romanian ‘revolution’ by Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica that uses only authentic TV and amateur video footage; and Gates of Heaven by Errol Morris, 1978, that investigates the transfer of hundreds of animal remains from one pet cemetery to another.

The talks programme includes Jeffrey Vallance (artist), Nick Broomfield (documentary filmmaker), Paul Thompson (oral historian), Jan Verwoert (art critic), Christopher Mitchell (documentary filmmaker) and Edward Lucas (correspondent for The Economist).
This much is certain is organised by graduating students on the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London.

For updates and a full schedule of film screenings and talks, please visit:
MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art
The course was set up in 1992 and is the first postgraduate programme in Britain to specialise in curatorial practice relating to contemporary art. It is designed to offer both a vocational training in and an academic study of curatorial practice The programme provides an introduction to the ways in which contemporary visual arts are funded, presented, interpreted and managed in Britain and internationally. Students gain practical skills in curating exhibitions and managing art commissions and are exposed to a wide range of professional curators, critics, artists and administrators. The MA Curating Contemporary Art is co-funded by the Royal College of Art and Arts Council England.

MA Curating Contemporary Art
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7590 4496
Fax. +44 (0) 20 7590 4495

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