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CCA Show 2021 – Hear the Light

11 May 2021 to 17 May 2021

Online and via USB

Click here to visit the Here the Light website

In partnership with Gasworks

Hear the Light brings together work by artists Chibuzor Adiele, Anat Ben-David, Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Chen Zhe to explore ‘awakening’ as a concept and metaphor capable of introducing new possibilities and raising awareness, restructuring our futures while shaping brighter, challenging presents. Starting from the conviction that the Internet is a luxury, the exhibition is an invitation to think together about our present moment, which is full of inheritances, repetitions and comings, while questioning the notion of accessibility.

Hear the Light also considers accessibility and the internet, and in turn wants to challenge not only what an exhibition is but who it is for. The exhibition will adopt a hybrid mode of delivery including new works made for a digital platform and a USB containing artworks that can be downloaded offline. Copies of the USB will be displayed and available upon request at Gasworks after its reopening on 19th May. 

Artists: Chibuzor Adiele, Anat Ben-David, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Chen Zhe

MA Curators: Ludovica Bulciolu, David Lisbon, Hyeona Shin, Haoyang Wang, Shiying Wang, Kechun Qin, Duruo Zheng

Visual identity: Yixuan Xun and An Endless Supply

Events: As Microcosm, So Macrocosm, opening guided meditation and workshop with Rieko Whitfield (11 May, 6–7pm), Artists in conversation: Have you woke yet? Chibuzor Adiele, Anat Ben-David and Simnikiwe Buhlungu
(13 May, 6–7pm) and Closing performative meditation, with Anat Ben-David (17 May, 6–7pm)

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This project is one of the Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art Shows 2021. MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) graduating students present five final projects in collaboration with leading UK based art organisations the British Library, Camden Art Centre, Furtherfield and Gasworks

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