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Bounce Fund Exhibition

Liminal Entities

This exhibition delves into the delicate balance between realms, where boundaries blur and transitions occur. Inspired by the Japanese concept of komorebi, where light filters through trees, we invite you to navigate through the dappled spaces of consciousness. Through artworks that capture the essence of lucidity and in-between states, we delve into the fluidity of existence. Join us on a metaphorical journey where reflections shimmer, boundaries dissolve, and the unseen become tangible.

Furthermore, in exploring the themes of fluidity and liminal realities, we aim to engage with the complexities of queer identities and experiences. Queer theory often challenges binary understandings of gender and sexuality, emphasising the fluidity and complexity inherent in these aspects of human identity. By embracing the concept of ‘liminal entities’, we seek to create a space where individuals can explore the intersections between different identities and occupy spaces that defy traditional categorisations. Through this exploration, we hope to foster dialogue and reflection on the fluid nature of existence and the diverse experiences that shape our understanding of self and society.

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Exhibition Workshop

Indigestion

Indigestion: Breaking conventional understanding

Indigestion isn’t just about food. It’s about how we absorb life. From infancy, we take in the world around us, forming a sense of self that’s influenced by society’s mirror. As we grow, we navigate the symbolic norms that define us, questioning and digesting new ideas. ‘Cultural indigestion’ can happen when our personal beliefs clash with social expectations, leading to moments of discomfort or enlightenment. It’s not just about fitting in; it’s about understanding our place in the world and how we hold the new and unfamiliar, attuned to its feeling. This exhibition invites you to resist easy consumption; the idea that indigestion is more than a physical reaction—it’s a way to sustain a more complex relationship with the world.

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Exhibition Performance

Office Master

OFFICE MASTER is an exhibition initiated by Fine Art students from Chelsea College of Art and organized in collaboration with young artists from various art schools across London area, including Slade School of Art, Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths University and Chelsea College of Art. The artworks of nine groups of participating artists will be on display for 7 days at studio 18 in Millbank.
The exhibition will feature various forms of art, including performance, video, installation, and sculpture. Through these mediums, the artists will explore their personal interpretations of the
‘demons’ that consume us in the office by delving into key aspects such as identity, culture, religion, spirituality, and pain.
While the term OFFICE MASTER, 办公室恶魔(means ‘Demons/bad/evil in the office’ in Chinese), seems to carry a negative connotation, discussions regarding office environments, encompassing both favorable and unfavorable viewpoints, echo the intricate and diverse nature of human identity. We believe that the office environment often stifles individuality while promoting a collective culture. As artists, we are captivated by the imagination of individuals wearing uniforms within the office setting, where conformity to prescribed rules conceals true selves.

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Bounce Fund Exhibition

Sexual Dissidence (in Art Today)

A multidisciplinary and inter-academic exhibition that showcases an artistic panorama of sexual dissidence in the world today, through the work of artists and historians from 13 countries.

Sexual Dissidence (in Art Today) is a multidisciplinary and inter-academic exhibition that showcases an artistic panorama of sexual dissidence in the world today, through the work of artists and historians from 13 countries. The curatorial process began by asking each artist to express their vision of sexual dissidence in their country today, through a new or existing work. Students published their creations on a specially built Notion and decided together how these visions will coexist in the exhibition space. After the exhibition, the exhibited works will be published in a printed and digital book that will be distributed among the libraries of the collaborating institutions.

This initiative will showcase the work of MAFA and MACC students from UAL, which will be analyzed by MACA students from Sotheby’s Institute. It will also showcase the work of the Brazilian academic from the University of Brasília, Doctor Orthof, and the artists Theo Vasiludes and Niv Friedman from the Royal College of Arts. The idea is to reflect the diversity of sexual dissidence, through the diversity in the curation of the exhibition, showing works in video, photography, installations, sculptures, and performance by queer artists from 21 to 60 years old, from students to international academics, from 4 universities and 11 different countries.

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Exhibition Workshop

BA Photography – Curatorial Workshop

1st year BA Photography students at Camberwell College of Art tried their hand at curation in Studio 18, as part of their ongoing professional practice development. The workshop began with a group discussion, during which students discussed the thematic and pragmatic elements of curating an exhibition. They reflected on how to bring about a conversation between artworks, with practical considerations regarding space, as well as the arrangement of artworks, in mind. Students then worked together to install 6 mini exhibitions practically.

The workshop culminated in the group curating and installing an exhibition of their own works, this time referring to thematic principles.

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Conference Workshop

CAP Symposium: Art Beyond the Commodity

Chelsea MA Fine Art and Royal College of Art Contemporary Art Practice students were asked to participate in a workshop at Millbank Podium on 16.1.24 to rethink the commodity. Artists and lecturers Pil and Galia Kollectiv asked them to go to a retail space of their choice in the week before the workshop and photograph part of the display they thought was working to persuade them to buy the goods in the shop. They then discussed the concept of commodification and its relationship to art and worked in small groups to think about that which is not yet commodified and how it might be. Finally, the groups presented their findings and talked about the social consequences of the process of commodification.

The workshop led to an exhibition at Chelsea’s Cookhouse Gallery and a symposium at the Royal College of Art, both of which Chelsea and RCA students were invited to contribute to.

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Film shoot Filming Performance Workshop

Charged Objects of Performance

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Exhibition

The Essence Of Being

A collective exhibition by Camberwell students of varying artistic disciplines.

Caitlin Deiter, Grace Shiels, Lilian Wuerth, Marcie Bradley-Green and Ngai Ning Yu curate “The Essence Of Being”. A collective exhibition exploring what remains throughout life and death, memory and imagination.

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Exhibition

The Essence of Being

Caitlin Deiter, Grace Shiels, Lilian Wuerth, Marcie Bradley-Green and Ngai Ning Yu curate “The Essence of Being” exhibition. Collectively exploring what remains throughout life and death, memory and imagination.

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Exhibition

MA Showcase 2023

The MA Design Showcase served as the culminating stage of study for MA design courses at Camberwell and Chelsea, showcasing the innovative designs achieved by our talented students throughout their academic journey. The showcase featured artworks by students on the following courses: MA Designer Maker, MA Textile Design, MA Graphic Design Communication, MA Illustration, and MA Interior and Spatial Design.