iTunes-7-Icon-big rss

Home » review » Currently Reading:

The Royal College of Art; A Place to Grow, An exhibition celebrating 175 years of creativity by Ann-Marie Milward

December 7, 2012 review No Comments

599144 369415123148268 1981824673 n The Royal College of Art; A Place to Grow, An exhibition celebrating 175 years of creativity by Ann Marie Milward

“From its nineteenth-century roots through to the present day, the RCA plays a seminal role internationally in creative thought and practice…so many leading artists, writers, and designers have studied at the RCA, its influence over 175 years has profoundly shaped and enhanced modern life.” – Dr. Paul Thompson, Rector of the Royal College of Art.

As part of a year long series of planned celebrations around it’s 175th anniversary the Royal College of Art is presenting a major exhibition exploring the key facets from the RCA spanning over three centuries.

Open to the general public until 3rd of January 2013 this incredible exhibition will provide a fascinating insight into one of the worlds oldest art and design schools. It has never been more relevant and timely to centralize such a high profile exhibition around the interrogation and purpose of publicly funded art establishments.

In a time where arts education is being cut out and generally termed an “unacceptable” form of learning through a new government stance the protest from artists and arts establishments is on the rise.
In recent interviews sculpture Anthony Gormley presented an idealistic solution, that Michal Gove should be locked in his new sculpture at the White Cube, in order to have the time to reflect upon the purpose of art education and practice.

Michael Gove The Royal College of Art; A Place to Grow, An exhibition celebrating 175 years of creativity by Ann Marie Milward
“That Gove guy should come here and we’ll lock him in the Model and he can evolve a more imaginative approach as to what the human consciousness is about”
-­‐ Anthony Gormley, (The Independent)

Robert Upstone and Dr Paul Thompson seem to have topically cultivated an alternative response, ‘A Place to Grow’ provokes an overwhelming sense of expression, through four principle themes, of ‘Art for Industry’; ‘Public Purpose’; ‘Personal Expression’; and ‘Political Expression’ With early works from David Hockney, Tracy Emin, Robin Day, Christopher Bailey, Frank Auerbach, Henry Moore, George Shaw, Gavin Turk and even Ian Dury’s sequined spectacles on show.

The show, along with recent protests from institutions including The National Theatre, The British Museum and the Tate should throw into the stream of public consciousness that not prioritising art and design education will be disastrous, not only for personal expression, but for our economy. It is a celebration of creativity and growth, across all disciplines, co-curated by new rector Dr Paul Thompson and Robert Upstone of the Fine Art Society formally head of the British Modern and Contemporary Art at the Tate.

RCA Kensington Campus Contact: Info@rca.ac.uk Kensington Gore London, SW7 www.rca.ac.uk

Words: Ann-Marie Milward

FAD NEWS

VIDEO: Ai Weiwei stars in secret crowdfunded sci-fi flick

April 17, 2014

VIDEO: Ai Weiwei stars in secret crowdfunded sci-fi flick

Sand Storm by filmmaker Jason Wishnow, imagines a not-so distant apocalyptic future, with Ai WeiWei starring as a water smuggler in a world where water is scarce. The short film was made in China over the course of the year, all while trying to keep the production under wraps and away from the attention of government officials.

NY Art News: Christie’s to offer a previously unseen masterwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat

April 16, 2014

NY Art News: Christie’s to offer a previously unseen masterwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat

On May 13th, Christie’s Evening Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art will present a major painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

ART NEWS: Jeremy Deller and eight high profile artists join together for new show to highlight plight of species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM

April 16, 2014

ART NEWS: Jeremy Deller and eight high profile artists join together for new show to highlight plight of species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM

Synchronicity Earth – a London-based charity that funds and seeks investment in the most important conservation initiatives globally – is hosting a programme of events throughout the year to mark the IUCN’s Red List’s 50th anniversary.

ARTNEWS: Lucy Clout has won the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Award

April 16, 2014

ARTNEWS: Lucy Clout has won the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Award

Lucy Clout has won the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Award

Paul’s ART STUFF on a train # 50: ‘Volcano in the Garden’

April 16, 2014

Paul’s ART STUFF on a train # 50: ‘Volcano in the Garden’

One door closes another door opens… Although a number of meritorious small galleries have closed recently, there’s a new trend towards auction houses putting on curated exhibitions of selling art as if, in effect, they’re commercial galleries who don’t represent artists.

ART/TECH: Shapeshifting Furniture from MIT

April 15, 2014

ART/TECH:  Shapeshifting Furniture from MIT

Cool Furniture that transforms based on its reaction to Nature …

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: The WW SOLO Award 2014

April 14, 2014

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: The WW SOLO Award 2014

The WW SOLO Award is an annual structured opportunity, created to provide support, development and exposure for a contemporary artist of any age, working in any medium.

FAD DAILY

FAD DAILY

To receive daily news on Art Openings, Art Opportunities, Competitions and much more just give us your email below - Its that EASY

ADVERTISING