We are delighted to introduce the online exhibition of MA Sculpture 2021 - launched alongside Proxy, a physical exhibition by the same group of graduates (located at Cromwell Place). Let us start by saying that the students in these exhibitions have shown themselves to be the most adaptable, resourceful, innovative and resilient group we have ever encountered. There is no need to mention anything about what we have experienced over the last year, to some extent we have all been through it together. However, what we do need to point out is that the challenges, limitations and difficulties faced by our students have led to something exceptional. In this online show you will find a heightened understanding of what materiality, the body, performativity, intimacy, social engagement, sustainability, geography, race, gender and the political mean today. The hybridisation of the digital and the physical is worked through on every level. Not only is this an exhibition that takes as its starting point the need to comprehend sculpture both through and as digital media, it embodies a new understanding of how critical spatial practices are best placed to explore the potentialities and complex environments that we navigate on a daily basis.
On behalf of the Sculpture team, we would like to congratulate this exemplary group of students and invite you to explore an exceptional range of works both here and at Cromwell Place. Via this link you can see the work at Proxy, open for you to visit in person until 27th June.
View the work of the RCA2020 cohort, which was showcased at Space Lapse in June 2021, at the Royal Society of Sculptors here.
Image credit : Amalia Aranguren Monjardín, Esther Merinero and Alastair Kwan.