Ale Bench (Disruptive Drinking Vessels): The Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 2013 21st — 27th January


An investigation on the 
idea of disturbance, subversion and irritation
in an art and design practice:

The Research RCA
Biennial Exhibition 2013
21st — 27th January

The 2013 RCA Research Biennial Exhibition will provide a rare glimpse into the work of 30 of Britain’s most innovative researchers in the fields of art and design. The exhibition of 2013 is curated around the theme of Disruption and the participants were asked to directly respond to this concept by either producing new work, or by imaginatively connecting their research to the biennale’s subject. A full program of events will accompany the exhibition, which will be hosted between 21st and 27th January 2013 at the RCA’s historic headquarters, in South Kensington. Disruption will succeed the RCA’s landmark exhibition The Perfect Place to Grow (16th November 2012 – 3rd January 2013), which celebrates the college’s 175th anniversary by highlighting the work of some of its most important alumni.

The Private View of Disruption will take place in the evening of Tuesday 22nd January 2013 and guests will include members of the press, acclaimed artists, designers and other art professionals including writers, curators and communicators, as well as senior members of the RCA staff. Artist Patrick Keiller has been invited to open the exhibition.

A book, exploring the idea of Disruption in art and design will also be published in January.

With contributions of:

Yen-Ting Cho Cathy Rogers Shelley James Cristina Bogdan
Nathaniel Dafydd Beard Sun Ae Kim Edith Marie Pasquier
Azadeh Fatehrad Amanda Game & Conor Wilson
Hyukgue Kwon Claire Jamieson Louis Buckley Carlos Noronha Feio Antigoni Pasidi Austin Houldsworth Charlotte Humphrey
Claudia Dutson Hideki Yoshimoto Meg Rahaim Anda Boluza
Ali Khan Bill Balaskas Kasia Jezowska
Friedemann Schaber Bjorn Franke Ian Wiblin Nils Jean

Gulbenkian Galleries
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore London
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Curating: Bill Balaskas / Cristina Bogdan / Amanda Game / Claire Jamieson
Design Exhibition: Claudia Dutson / Conor Wilson

Events & Programs
Cristina Bogdan / Cathy Rogers

Press: Kasia Jezowska
Communication Design: Antonio Bertossi / Kamil Korolczuck / Jörg Schwertfeger
(MA Visual Communication – Royal College of Art)

Concept and Design: Antonio Bertossi / Kamil Korolczuck / Jörg Schwertfeger
Co-ordination and Editor at Large: Nils Jean

Disruption RCA Research Biennial 2013 is funded by the Royal College of Art Research Office.
The Research Exhibition Committee would like to thank
Jeremy Aynsley, Martina Margetts and Suzanne Strong for their help and support
throughout the development of the project.

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