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School of Arts & Humanities

Introduction

Dean, School of Arts & Humanities – Ken Neil

The School as a collection of diverse Programmes is concerned to examine the means by which the arts are made, critiqued, displayed and engaged with; means that comprise the rich array of positions, methods, contexts and materials that artists, designers, curators and writers use and have used, as well as the subjects, ideas and issues that are attended to by our disciplines.

Whatever the Programme discipline, the students’ work on RCA2020 pays attention to the arts within the everyday, and to the everyday as a site of individual practice, but not to the exclusion of urgent topics of common contemporary relevance – relevance for the arts & humanities, and for our society as a whole.

In significant and enduring ways, the everyday comes into being through the arts, and, moreover, including in tumultuous times, our world is diagnosed and treated, urgently and gradually, by the arts. The arts help us make the world for us and help us make our way in that world, navigating the particularities of place, identity, and history, while seeking common foundations that might underpin art and humanity.

All students and staff across the School and College are to be commended for the vitality of their work in this exceptional year, and we all hope that all visitors enjoy the range of work on show and the diverse everydays that our students have brought alive for us.

Programmes

Cross-College

The Body, Resistance and History

Curated by Lisa Panting
School of Arts & Humanities
School of Communication

Scholarship Student Showcase: Schools of Arts & Humanities and Communication

Works by scholarship holders in the Schools of Arts and Humanities and Communication.
Cross-College

Optimistic, Singular and New

Curated by Jony Ive
School of Arts & Humanities
Photography (MA)

A Photography Selection

Curated by Professor Andreas Gursky
Cross-College

Touch Me

Exploring the haptic
Cross-College

RCA2020: One Designer’s View (Part Two)

Curated by Ian Griffiths
Cross-College

RCA Drawing Presents

Draw with us
Cross-College

Who is the Artist Behind?

Curated by Peter Schreyer
Cross-College

From Ear to Ear

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Cross-College

I Graduated From My Bedroom

Curated by Victor Wang
Cross-College

0s + 1s

Curated by Tim Dixon
Cross-College

Humanity and Humour

Curated by Paul Priestman
Cross-College

Big Brother

Surveillance and cyber-security
Cross-College

SustainLab Presents: Tipping Points

Art practice and the environment
Cross-College

I Shall be your Mirror

Curated by Francesca Amfitheatrof
Cross-College

A curation by Fabien Baron

Curated by Fabien Baron
Cross-College

Materiality, Sense and Sensibility

Curated by Magdalene Odundo
Cross-College

Sameness and Difference, Subject and Society

Curated by Ifeanyi Awachie
Cross-College

New Worlds

U/Dys:topia
Cross-College

Slivers and Remnants

Curated by Esther Leslie
Cross-College

Towards a Digital Placeness

Curated by Es Devlin
Cross-College

CAP Presents: Archiving

The Forms of Resistance
Cross-College

CAP Presents: Empathy & Care

The Forms of Resistance
Cross-College

Macrocosm

Curated by Emma Shipley
Cross-College

Future Continuous

Curated by Dr Nick de Leon
Cross-College

Raining Cats and Dogs

Pets, pests and beasts
Cross-College

Curiosity and Desire

Curated by Prof. Rebecca Fortnum
Cross-College

Peekaboo Pikachu

Curated by Joyce Wang
Cross-College

Alternative narratives

Curated by Irini Papadimitriou
Cross-College

Tasty

Dinner's Ready
Cross-College

Mis/Communication

What goes wrong, and sometimes can be set right
Cross-College

Distant Encounters

Curated by Dr Omar Kholeif, FRSA
Cross-College

CAP Presents: Past/Future

The Forms of Resistance
Cross-College

Searching for Presence

Curated by John Thackara
Cross-College

Quite Queerly

Sexuality and gender
Cross-College

RCA2020: One Designer’s View (Part One)

Curated by Ian Griffiths
School of Arts & Humanities

School of Arts & Humanities

Curated by Ken Neil
Cross-College

A curation by Samuel Ross

Curated by Samuel Ross
Cross-College

Embodiment

Curated by Sandhini Poddar
Cross-College

Humour and Story

Curated by Roger Guyett
Cross-College

Journeys, Experiences and Identities

Curated by Christopher Bailey CBE
Cross-College

Color Palette Possibilites

Curated by Kai-Lu Hsiung
Cross-College

Again and Again

Recycling, reuse and repetition
School of Arts & Humanities
Painting (MA)

Crème de la Crème

Curated by Basil Alkazzi
Cross-College

Addressing Ageing Collection

Curated by Colum Lowe
School of Arts & Humanities
School of Communication

Decolonising and Diaspora

Decolonial discourse and diasporic identity
Cross-College

CAP Presents: Fictioning

The Forms of Resistance
Cross-College

Unconstrained by Our Times

Curated by Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE
Cross-College

Hyper Form

Curated by Viktoria Modesta
Cross-College

New Frontiers

Curated by Edward Enninful
Cross-College

The Touch of a Human Hand and Heart

Curated by Denise Ream
School of Arts & Humanities
Contemporary Art Practice (MA)

Urgency, Wit and Rigour

Curated by John Bloomfield
Cross-College

Generations

Society and intergenerational relationships
Cross-College

Enlightenment and Ascension

Curated by Roland Lamb
Cross-College

London

Our home
Cross-College

A curation by Caroline Grainge

Curated by Caroline Grainge
Cross-College

Landscapes

The land beneath and beyond the metropolis
Cross-College

Unreal RCA

Unreal Engine
Cross-College

Back to Basics

Traditional techniques and forgotten methods
Cross-College

Materiality and Connection

Curated by Joe Hill
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