CCA Shows 2017: #DoingItInPublic
4 May 2017 to 6 May 2017 | 11am 5pm
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall | 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY
This year’s CCA MA graduating students present their final projects developed in collaboration with leading art galleries based in London as part of the new CCA Graduate Partnership project programme. Working with Gasworks, Delfina Foundation and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall and building on previous commissioning projects with the RCA’s Sculpture programme, the four projects explore themes of public space, liquid citizenship, nomadic communities and spatial memory through such disparate contexts as an off-shore company boardroom, the New Covent Garden Flower Market, the Victorian railway arches of Vauxhall and the practices of Airbnb.
#DoingItInPublic is an exhibition conceived for Beaconsfield’s industrial Arch Space addressing notions of public space and place-making in post-industrial society through two new commissions by emerging artists studying on the Sculpture programme at the Royal College of Art. Encompassing installation and daily performance the artists’ works engage with Beaconsfield’s neighbourhood, including New Covent Garden Flower Market, to reflect upon the accelerated regeneration of the Vauxhall and Nine Elms localities.
Artists: Paloma Proudfoot; Jakob Rowlinson
Wednesday 3 May, 6–8pm: Preview and performance
Saturday 6 May, 4–5.30pm: Panel discussion with Liza Fior (architect) and Helen Nisbet (curator), and chaired by Jes Fernie (curator)
6–7.30pm: Performance and closing reception
Read more about our CCA Shows in Show 2017: Curating Contemporary Art Partners with Leading London Galleries