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CCA Show 2018: 4717

26 April 2018 to 6 May 2018 | 12pm – 6pm

Battersea, Dyson Building


The Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art MA 2018 graduating students present their final projects for the second year of the CCA Graduate Project Programme.  Developed in collaboration with leading London-based art organisations, the students worked in partnership with the Design MuseumGasworksLUX and Stanhope. The four projects explore themes of emotional labour, false belief, spatial rhythm, and networks of transmission and reception through different contexts, including a former BBC site in White City, a live evolving exhibition, a one-day festival and a radio broadcast.

4717 is a ten-day exhibition that invites four artists to create new commissions, alongside the showing of Ursula Mayer’s multilayered Gonda (2012), a work from the LUX collection. A moving image piece that delves into concepts of the individual, collectivity, narrative, and subjectivity, Gonda acts as a catalyst for artistic commissions that explore notions of dispersion, collection, and transformation across multiple forms of practice. 4717 considers how the exhibition can be as much a site of active production as of display and seeks to question how a collection can be reanimated in a digital age. The changing exhibition space, and the activities it will host, will be broadcast via a video live-stream. The link to this live-stream has been acquired as the 4717th work by LUX, making it the first live moving image work in their collection.


Thursday 26 April, 7:30pm
I’m not my. My... my injuries are healed now, but I still don’t remember things. – Fledgling, Octavia E Butler (2005)
A performance by Libita Clayton.

Wednesday 2 May, 10am – 5pm
record recode
A performance by Jade Monserrat.

Tuesday 1 May, 7–8:30pm
Reanimating Collections: Liveness and Dispersion
A panel discussion with Benjamin Cook (Director of LUX), Dr Bridget Crone (Curator & Writer), Karen Di Franco (Archivist & Curator) and Rose Lejeune (Curator).

Wednesday 2 May, 7–8:30pm
Subjectivity and Collectivity: Identity as Practice
A panel discussion with Estabrak Al-Ansari (artist), Ama Josephine Budge (writer, curator and artist), Helena Reckitt (curator & researcher) and Ash Reid (Cinenova).

Private View: Thursday 26 April, 6–9pm

This event is part of the RCA Show 2018, a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from over 800 art and design postgraduate students.
Artists: Anne de Boer, Libita Clayton, Inés Cámara Leret with Jesse Cahn-Thompson, Jade Montserrat and Ursula Mayer

CCA curators: Olivia Aherne, Lizzie Cottrell, Emily Davis, Evie Gurney, Nilz Källgren, Helene Remmel and Alistair Small

Partner: LUX

Greatest thanks to Anana, Apart Audio, Audio-Technica, Chilled Events and King's College London for their generous support.