CCA Shows 2017: Itinerant Assembly

12 May 2017 to 18 May 2017 | 12pm – 6pm

Gasworks | 155 Vauxhall St, London SE11 5RR

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.

Itinerant Assembly investigates the productive potential of temporary meetings of people in real and virtual space, framed against the voluntary and forced nomadism that defines the lives of many people today. It also considers how digital technologies enable and sustain hyper-mobile communities, creating networks of people who are able to collaborate across different countries and time zones. Gasworks international artist-in-residence programme and its location in a rapidly developing area of London act as the starting point for a series of public ‘assemblies’ which include artist-led events, a newly commissioned immersive environment and a live Hackpad conversation with international contributors, which enact ideas around nomadic practices and temporary togetherness.  

Artists: Emma Haugh; (play)ground-less; They Are Here; and more to be announced

Thursday 11 May, 6.30–8.30pm: Preview

Thursday 18 May, 7–9pm: Hackpad event 

Additional events to be announced soon

Read more about our CCA Shows in Show 2017: Curating Contemporary Art Partners with Leading London Galleries