25 June – 5 July 2015, 12
An exhibition of works at the Imperial War Museum
Peter Kennard is acknowledged as being the country’s leading ‘photo-montagist’ and is known for his work as a “political artist“ - covering issues of conflict and political event. Kennard studied painting at the Slade and then at the RCA (1976-79). He is currently a "Senior Research Reader - Art and the Public Domain" in the RCA's School of Photography.
Take a break from the usual. Easter brings the first long break since Xmas - and this time of the year has promise. What seems to have be an interminable time of disrobing the old, Spring brings us the energy to freshen up and invent new ventures. Or, if the energy hasn’t quite yet pulsated through, at least bury the stuff which lingers and prepare for the zeitgeist!
So what to do?
My friend Stuart Croft, who has died of heart failure aged 44, was an influential and internationally recognised artist/film-maker whose work investigated the relationship between art and cinema.
RCA Society visits
Olympia “architect-at-work” showcased the latest innovations in the ever-evolving world of architecture. The ambition of the show was to exhibit the latest and most innovative products and materials available in the market.
SALT Galata - Istanbul • 13 September till 2 November 2014
SALT Ulus - Ankara • 18 November 2014 till 10 January 2015
The RCA Society was sad to hear that one of our members, the world renowned and celebrated Video artist, David Hall, died in October.(1937 - 2014).
Initially a sculptor, David Hall pioneered Video art producing a number of seminal works for gallery exhibition and TV. He taught in a number of Art schools including the RCA and founded the Time Based Media Course at Maidstone College of Art.
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.