Art works placed in an art gallery invite us to understand their place within an art historical context. What are it’s references? What is the artist adding or subtracting from the conversation? What does the art work do to open or close our eyes or minds? - our mindseye?
A mixed exhibition of a dozen artists and pupils from Griffin Primary School, Wandsworth was held during August at the Freud Museum in London. The aim of the exhibition was to reintroduce to the public a conversation between Einstein and Freud “Why War?” which took place in 1931 - 1932. At the time of the conversation the world was plunging into economic collapse, Europe was still recovering from WW1 and Hitler’s National Socialism (Nazism) in Germany was consolidating.
A new management committee for 2014-15 was elected at the AGM held on Saturday 2 August. Click here to see new management committee members and their contact details.
Dear RCA Society Member
Bill Pashley loved making clothes for opera singers, but also specialised in making wedding dresses for the rich and famous Public Domain
by Paul Bailey
The attraction of seeing works in progress, of ideas developing - is very much what the Interim shows at the RCA are about. Not only a “useful experience” for students to see, before the “Final Graduation Shows”, how their works “look” in an exhibition environment, to hear response but also to test the calibre of the work and measure it alongside others.
Reviewed by Roderick Coyne MA(RCA)
“It is vital that full consideration is given to what constitutes a progressive policy for the arts and culture in a democratic society. ‘An alternative vision’ is intended to provoke and assist that debate.”
Victor Burgin 'A Sense of Place'
Ambika P3, University of Westminster,
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
How can Data be visualised? Karin von Ompteda, a PhD student and visiting lecturer at the RCA presented a lecture and curated an exhibition of works created in a workshop she has run since 2010. Members of the RCA Society went along to the Hockney Galleries to find out more....