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MA Culture, Criticism and Curation Final Projects

November - December 2018

Working in partnership with international and national organisations, artists, designers and writers, students devised a publication and a series of exhibitions and events that consider activism and representability, identity and the self, gender and work, community and experience.

"The projects emphasise the power of curating to ‘multiply’ and build interest around big ideas through collaboration with creative practitioners and organisations. We feel excited by the ambition and rigour of this year’s projects and are happy to share them with you." - Alison Green, Course Leader

Header image: Suspended, Çağlar Tahiroğlu, 2018

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Chadlotte #1, 2016, photo manipulation by Chaz Howkins

Hair Matters

9 - 29 November 2018 (Exhibition)

Location: vFd, 66 Stoke Newington Rd, London, N16 7XB

MA Culture, Criticism and Curation in collaboration with vFd presented Hair Matters, an exhibition that examined the social and cultural symbolism of hair in the 21st century.

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Melik Ohanian, ANNLEE; I Am Dreaming About Reality, 2002


12-16 November (Exhibition)

Location: Institute of Psychoanalysis, Byron House, 112a Shirland Rd, London W9 2EQ

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students presented Persona at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.

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Installation view of Women and Work: A Document on the Division of Labour in Industry, 1975 (artists: Margaret Harrison, Kay Hunt and Mary Kelly). Photo: South London Gallery archive

Went to Work, Came Back

13 November 2018 - 17 February 2019 (Exhibition and workshop)

Location: SLG Fire Station, 82 Peckham Road, London SE15 5LQ

The result of a six-month collaboration between the South London Gallery’s REcreative Editorial Board and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation, Went to Work, Came Back explored issues around gender in the workplace inspired by the SLG’s 1975 exhibition, Women and Work, by artists Margaret Harrison, Kay Hunt and Mary Kelly.

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Unknown Quantities 6 - Space and Place

Unknown Quantities 6 - Space and Place

Wednesday 5 December, 7-10pm (Publication launch)
Location: Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA

Unknown Quantities (UQ) is a collective of student editors and designers from Central Saint Martins' MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Graphic Communication Design courses, working on developing the sixth issue of UQ. UQ 6 focuses on notions of space and place and how they affect our experience of the world.