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The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art

15 Nov 12

Royal College of Art

Scheduled to coincide with the College’s 175th anniversary, the exhibition will present three centuries of work by leading artists and designers who either taught or studied at the RCA. Throughout the exhibition, works of design, fine and applied art will be grouped without regard to chronology. It will be staged in the Henry Moore, Upper Gulbenkian, and Entrance Galleries of the Royal College of Art’s Darwin Building in Kensington, comprising 700 square metres. The exhibition will be designed by Casson Mann who, of course, have a long track record of working in London’s National Museums and Galleries in the UK and abroad.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue comprising a 10,000-word overview of the College’s history by Fiona MacCarthy; 6 x 3,000-word essays by Andrew Wilson (who will be writing about the YBAs and the RCA), Robert Upstone, Jane Pavitt, Glenn Adamson and myself, and “living histories” of alumni ranging from Bridget Riley to Ridley Scott, Richard Wentworth and Tracey Emin.