Sedition, Subject Matter Present Becoming, Exhibition Of Emerging Artist Print And Video

From 22 February to 3 March 2017 the artworks of a group of emerging artists studying at the Royal College of Art will be presented in Becoming, an exhibition organised by Subject Matter and Sedition.

Early career practitioners studying at the RCA schools of Fine Art and Communication were invited to propose artworks responding to the theme of Becoming. A group of artists working across print and digital media were chosen to take part in the exhibition, which takes place at the RCA’s Dyson Gallery, by a judging panel including Subject Matter’s Liezel Strauss, Sedition’s Rory Blain and Michael Turco from the Royal College of Art. 

All exhibited artworks are available to purchase in limited editions, either as photographic prints or as digital limited editions on Sedition. The artists whose work is being presented on Sedition are Aki Pao-Chen Chiu, Georgi Stamenov, Sarah Howe, Anna Ridler and Yao Cong. All proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund.

While the theme of Becoming was framed primarily in terms of becoming an artist, there is an inherent fluidity to the term which led to artistic responses which engaged with a wide range of themes, from gender and identity politics to Artificial Intelligence and the construction of language. Locations, temporalities, identities are connected through the process of becoming, and connections and overlaps can be found between the artworks in the exhibition.

Alongside the exhibition, Sedition, Subject Matter and the RCA present a series of talks at Somerset House and RCA. The talk series focuses on the important role of art collecting and on how to adapt collecting in the digital age.


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