Postgraduate Art Auction
Exhibition of work: 8-15 November 2018
Auction: Thursday 15 November 2018
The Postgraduate Art Auction returns to the Lethaby Gallery, bringing together an incredible collection of donations from our celebrated alumni, friends and students.
This year the annual auction will see the walls of the gallery filled with donations from acclaimed artists, as well as artworks fresh from the studios of our current students and recent graduates.
"It is impossible to adequately acknowledge the generosity of the artists in our annual postgraduate auction. It is such an extraordinary gesture, to gift your artwork in the service of others and in the best interests of a future generation.”
Paul Haywood, Dean of Academic Programmes, Central Saint Martins.
Lots in the live auction, for which we welcome returning auctioneer-extraordinaire Adrian Biddell, include generous donations from a host of previous Turner Prize winners and nominees, we are delighted to include this year Raqib Shaw, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum (named Whitechapel Gallery’s Art Icon 2018), Laure Prouvost (selected to represent France at the La Biennale di Venezia 2019), Grayson Perry, Kathy Prendergast, Matthew Krishanu, Peter Doig,and Emma Talbot.
Age of New Babylon
22 November – 12 December 2018
Earlier this year the Lethaby Gallery announced the winners of an open call for a student curated exhibition. Samboleap Tol and Sara Gulamali, both studying BA Fine Art, were selected for their multidisciplinary proposal.
Taking artist Constant Nieuwenhuys’ imagined anti-capitalist city New Babylon as a starting point, The Age of New Babylon envisions a new idealist world. Looking at themes of power, collaboration and space, and featuring artists of colour across generations, the exhibition will establish new networks and communities, blurring revolutionary tales of the past with ambitions for the future.
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