RCA Society

RCA Society Excessive Optimism Show

See who will be taking part and the works they are presenting.

an event of optimism and a show about money… aspire!
an RCA Society 1Day event show
2pm • Sunday
18th September • 2011 (1Day event)
Exhibition till 24th September
10 Back Church Lane, London E1 1LX
contact David Sherriff for everything;
david.sherriff@rcasociety.net
M 07584576395

Members and friends are invited to participate.
• Submit one work of art to the show with an exceptionally bullish valuation. You will join others with similar exuberance.
• A painting, sculpture, drawing, sounds, design, fashion piece, found object, poetry, old or new anything goes. You don’t have to be the creator, you can represent another’s work, past or present.
• Display prices of your work can only be accepted with prices ranging between £10,000 to £1,000,000. The gallery team, Ismail and David, will happily assist you do valuations.
• Each work should be submitted along with a statement by the artist, plus title, name and price. Art works will remain wrapped until the presentation begins.
• The presenter (artist or nominee) will announce the work and read the short statement to the gathering of artists, guests, critics, connoisseurs and art buyers.

Some anticipated works
• Skoob Box Installation by John Latham presented by Jenni Boswell-Jones and Karl Birjukov, display price - £750,000
• Musical installation by Queen Mary's engineering graduate discounted at - £25,000
• Dutch Moonlight Townscape by Van Hier revealed by David Sherriff at £36,999
• Oxygen Cylinder Installation presented by Ismail Saray, valued at - £456,000
• Coat hanger by John Kaine at £60,000
The show is about optimism, after which the outcome will be either mollified or celebrated with suitable drinks. After the ‘excessive optimism’ presentation event all works will be on display (with creator permissions) for a few days for public viewing and retrieved by their ‘new owners’ at the end of the week.

Attendance at the event is £10 • £12 for non-members
(whether submitting a work or not).

Let David or Jenni know your space requirements before 11th September. Works suitably wrapped can be delivered, by arrangement, at least 2 days in advance by 16th September.

RCA Society takes a 10% sales commission and the gallery 15%. No insurance or liability will be accepted by the gallery for any eventualities including loss, damage, theft, injury, fire, floor, vandalism and pest damage.

an event of optimism and a show about money… aspire!
To get to the ANDeventSpace venue follow the instructions below:
see map: http://www.and.org.uk/contact.html
Find on Commercial Road the turning of Back Church Lane which is just 5 minutes walk from the Whitechapel Gallery. Proceed along the lane some distance until you see to a railway bridge over. Just before the ‘GAP’ sign are pink metal gates for entrance to the venue at;
10 Back Church Lane, London E1 1LX

contact David Sherriff for everything;
david.sherriff@rcasociety.net
M 07584576395

jenni.boswell-jones@rcasociety.net
tel: 020 7481 9053

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