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CCA Show 2019 – For the Time Being

8 May 2019 to 12 May 2019 | View the project via Snapchat or in the gallery

9 May 2019 | Opening event with performance by Max Grau, 6 – 9pm

The Photographers’ Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

In partnership with The Photographers' Gallery

For the Time Being is a programme of live-photo performances using the social media app Snapchat. Existing only for a few moments, each intervention will question ideas of nostalgia, collective memory and intimacy as they are experienced through digital networks. The project expands the gallery experience on to an intimate, fleeting mobile platform to explore the shifting position of the photographic medium in relation to online image sharing culture. Audiences can engage with the new commissions anywhere in the world on their personal portable devices or visit The Photographers' Gallery to view the work alongside a programme of live events.  

To open For the Time Being, on 9 May, 6.30–7.30pm Max Grau will conduct a lecture performance at The Photographers’ Gallery.

View the performances on Snapchat at @timebeinglive.


This project is one of the Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art Shows 2019MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) graduating students will present four final projects in collaboration with leading UK based art organisations including Gasworks, Nottingham Contemporary, The Photographers’ Gallery and Pump House Gallery.

Artists: Agil Abdullayev, Agorama, Max Grau, Tamara Kametani and Feng Mengbo

MA curators: Rachel Chiodo, Sitara Chowfla, Hang Li, Esther Moerdler, Carlos Pinto and Caroline Roselló