An invitation to take part in RCA Society’s “Sensory City”
London is enjoying two major exhibitions of work by two popular and influential artists - Eduardo Paolozzi at the Whitechapel and David Hockney at Tate Britain. Both artists, at either end of the same generation, had a connection with the RCA and both are linked to 'pop art'. Each one has held the accolade of 'father of Pop Art'.
Darcy Lange studied Sculpture at the RCA and graduated in 1971, the same year as I did. So it was shocking to recently hear that he had died in 2005. How easily we all lose touch with each other. I knew him as a fellow student who would occasionally come by the Fashion School and ask me to sew up some canvasses for his installations.
Harriet Aston’s installation at AND eventSpace transformed a white cool gallery environment into a forest of mysterious soft forms.... This army of self supporting works made of rough fibrous paper, that was destined to wrap bed mattresses, stood deceptively motionless for several days - as if aware of their place in the scheme of things but enjoying their moment of celebrity - until collapsing under their own weight and their special ability to absorb surplus humidity.
1-30 June 2016
Organised by Royal College of Art Society + AND Association
The RCA Society is the original organisation of graduates, staff and associates of the Royal College of Art. As you have been very much part of the RCA’s evolution why not join the RCA Society....and be part of the future? The annual membership fee is only £10. New graduates are entitled to 18 months free membership.
Mourning for the soldiers who were slaughtered in the First World War can never be complete. No final requiem terminates the collective lamentation. Roderick Coyne's photographs of the Somme show the affinity of the French landscape to the corresponding geological formations in south-east England. In this exhibition a whole wall is given over to French and English woodlands together with a computer assisted merger.
SALT Galata - Istanbul • 13 September till 2 November 2014
SALT Ulus - Ankara • 18 November 2014 till 10 January 2015
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?