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Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Art Schools So Different, So Appealing?

Art School Symposium

Image Courtesy Middlesex University Archive

Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Art Schools So Different, So Appealing?

Saturday 29 March, 10am

Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

£12 / £10 Concessions / £8 ICA Members / £5 ICA Student Members

Situating current art schools within the context of an historical legacy of self-organised, experimental and alternative education models, this symposium aims to interrogate the content of art and design education today.

The day will explore current concerns around the desire of students to learn ‘skills’ as well as the role of the tutor who is no longer the expert. It will examine the art school as a community of ideas and resistance as well as how the institution develops ‘officially’ and ‘unofficially’. In a discourse dominated by models, this symposium will ask; can art and design be taught? And if so, how? What is the current art school experience and what could it be?

There will also be an opportunity to view a series of short films made by current students from UK art schools which respond directly to the themes of the day.

Speakers include; Lucy Rose Bayley, Prof. Jon Bird, Prof. Sonia Boyce, Maurice Carlin, Kelly Chorpening, Dr. Elena Crippa, Emma Cocker, David Cross, Ian Dawson, Emily Druiff, Anna Harding, Anna Hart, Dr. Nicholas Houghton, Timothy Ivison, Maria Lisogorskaya, Dr. Loraine Leeson, Andrew McGettigan, Louisa Minkin, Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff, Prof. Lucy Renton, Dr. Hilary Robinson, Harriet Warden, Martin Westwood and Laura White.

For further information, the symposium schedule and to book tickets please visit the ICA website

In partnership with Middlesex University, London

Tania Kovats, MA Drawing course leader, exhibits in Edinburgh

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Tania Kovats, Sea Mark, 2014 (Background) Reef 1 and Reef 2, Glazed ceramic tiles on board. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ruth Clark

Tania Kovats, artist and MA Drawing course leader, has a solo exhibition Oceans currently showing at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until 25 May 2013.

This new exhibition focuses on her fascination with the sea, and includes an artwork that brings together water from all the world’s  seas and oceans, collected with the help of a global network of people.  This work, entitled All The Sea, comprises seawater that has been sent in from across the world and has been logged, labelled, measured and decanted by Tania into a library of 365 glass vessels.

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Tania Kovats, All the Sea, 2012–14, Seawater, glass, cork, oak. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ruth Clark

On her website about the piece, Tania describes how “All the Sea takes the form of a library of bodies of water, from the Adriatic to the Yellow Sea. It also represents an archive of moments in time, recordings of 250 human experiences with – and most probably in – the sea, capturing in bottles a substance that otherwise slips through our fingers.”

Listing the contents of the work, she explains that there are “365 bottles in the work, 250 donations, 97 seas in the work, 37 seas that we didn’t get, which appear as empty bottles in the work”.

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Tania Kovats, Schist 32, 7, 9* , 10, 11, 14, 30, 2001 and Tania Kovats, Mountain, 2001. Courtesy the artist, *Private collection. Photo: Ruth Clark

Tania isn’t looking for any more seas unless you can help to complete the collection. Below is a list of the 37 seas Tania did not receive:  Amundsen, Arafura, Aral, Banda, Beaufort, Bellingshausen, Bering, Bismarck, Bohol, Bothnian, Camotes, Celebes, Ceram, Chukchi, Davis, Dumont d’Urville, East Siberian, Flores, Halmahera, Kara, King Haakon VII, Labrador, Laptev, Lincoln, Mirtoan, Molucca, Okhotsk, Pechora, Philippine, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Samar, Sargasso, Savu, Sibuyan, Solomon, Visayan, White.

If you are able to collect any of these missing seas, she asks that you please the collect seawater in a bottle, label it with the name of the sea, package it up and send it to The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF.

You can find the list and map of the seas here.

Tania Kovats makes drawings, sculpture, installations and large-scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. She
is best known for Tree (2009), a permanent installation for the Natural History Museum in London; and Rivers, an outdoor sculpture in the landscape of Jupiter Artland outside Edinburgh.

If you can’t make it to Edinburgh, you can take a look at this short film of Tania talking about the exhibition:

Find out more about MA Drawing at Wimbledon on our course page.

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Central Saint Martins visits Rio and São Paulo

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CSM will be in Brazil in April for Postgraduate Presentation and Portfolio Seminar.

For applicants intending to study a masters’ course at Central Saint Martins, this is your opportunity to show and discuss your portfolio with two senior academics from the college.

This workshop is not open to students seeking to study any course in Fashion or at Drama Centre London.

Booking: Places are limited and booking is essential. Please email j.madeley@languagepartners.co.uk or call + 55 11 5083 4653 to reserve your place.

More information:
- Rio event
- São Paulo event

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Book Works at Luminous Books

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Book Works talk at Luminous Books and so long for the summer!
1-2 pm Wednesday 26 March 2014

Join us this Wednesday lunchtime at Luminous to hear Book Works talk about their publishing and commissioning activity, current projects and exhibitions.

Luminous welcomes Books Works as inaugural publisher showcase; browse the selection of artists’ books, special editions and out of print rarities on display at the bookshop until 12th April.

This is the last few weeks of Luminous Books at Central Saint Martins for the Spring Term, they will be going mobile over the summer and returning to CSM in the autumn.

Catch them before April 12th and look out for pop up projects over the summer! www.luminousbooks.tumblr.com

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Costume Design graduate interns create costumes for JV2 Tour 2014

Costume design graduate interns, Xinyu Zhang, Maisie Todd, Katie Garden and Becky Jempson, have been working with JV2 to produce all of the costumes for the 2014 tour.

‘Now in its second year, JV2 is a new initiative for nurturing young talent and engaging with young audiences. Presenting a vibrant group of eleven international young dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon and course leader Tim Casson, this triple bill promises a thrilling mix of inventive choreography and impressive talent.’

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 The show and the costumes look great! The tour dates can be found on the Jasmin Vardimon website.

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Costume Design graduate interns create costumes for JV2 Tour 2014

Costume design graduate interns, Xinyu Zhang, Maisie Todd, Katie Garden and Becky Jempson, have been working with JV2 to produce all of the costumes for the 2014 tour.

‘Now in its second year, JV2 is a new initiative for nurturing young talent and engaging with young audiences. Presenting a vibrant group of eleven international young dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon and course leader Tim Casson, this triple bill promises a thrilling mix of inventive choreography and impressive talent.’

http://jasminvardimon.com/

 The show and the costumes look great! The tour dates can be found on the Jasmin Vardimon website.

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Camberwell Year 2 Illustration present Edition Fair at the Peckham Pelican

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Camberwell College of Arts second year BA Illustration students present Edition Fair at The Peckham Pelican for one day only on Saturday 22 March 2014.

Edition Fair will be a great opportunity to see emerging talent and buy work from up and coming artists. A wide range of limited edition works will be available; from prints, books to objects. There will also be live painting and drawing.

To find out more about the Edition Fair and the project brief that was set for the students visit the Nous Vous Blog.

The Edition Fair is this Saturday 22 March, 11.00 – 17.00. 

The Wandle Studio Prize 2014

CALL FOR APPLICANTS
Open to all BA Theatre & Screen and Fine Art courses.

The Wandle Studio Prize is a financially supported residency and career opportunity for third year 2014 BA Fine Art and BA Theatre & Screen students (working in any medium) from Wimbledon College of Arts. This prize is for either one artist or designer or a small group/collective.

Prize-Winners

The Prize

  • A studio of 250sq feet. Rent and rates free, based at Merton Abbey Mills, for one year. (Per Annum value of approx.£6,000)
  • £3,000 prize to assist with developing either a sustainable practice and/or to support the setting up of a small design company.
  • Assistance with particular equipment/specialist services to support your practice/business.
  • Mentoring support for either practice or business development.
  • Support in year one from SEE towards a year 2 SEED Fund award (up to £5,000) or UAL Start – UP Loan application (average £2,500) that will help sustain the practice/business in year two.

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Click here to register your expression of interest by April 4th 2014

For further information about the application process, contact h.pring@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

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Video: Exploring Big Data and Biology

Back in February, our MA Textile Futures design team, joined by architects from the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett, explored how the biological sciences interact with big data.

They took part in a 20-day public exhibition, developing design proposals that respond to big data biology within the context of sustainability. This video gives an insight into the science, the inspiration and the end products.

More information:
MA Textile Futures
Photos from the Big Data exhibition
Read more about the exhibition

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Photos: Paul Smith Takes Over ‘The Street’

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During London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014, Central Saint Martins hosted the Paul Smith catwalk for the third time. The show took over ‘The Street’, creating a dramatic backdrop for the women’s collection.

In the label’s own words, the collection ‘deconstructs sartorial conventions, injecting femininity into tailored outerwear’. The show was produced by leading creative agency My Beautiful City and streamed live on Paul Smith’s website. Writing on his blog, Paul said: “It was a beautiful day and everything ran very smoothly.”

Watch the catwalk video below:

More information:
- BA Fashion
- MA Fashion

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