Sunday, 8 July 2012

Goldsmiths Postgraduate Exhibition 2012

Yesterday, I went to London to see the Postgraduate Exhibition of Goldsmiths College. The exhibition showcased works from students studying MFA Fine Art, MFA Curating and MFA Art Writing, but most of the works in the exhibition were by Fine Art students. My most favorite work in the main building is a project called When Platitudes Become Form. It is a new community organising initiative founded in 2012 to build capacity amongst Tamil refugees to understand basic rights; understand local and global economies; identify and eliminate racism; and act for a more just Sri Lanka..London-based artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas re-configures Sri Lanka's contemporary art to raise fund for the enterprise. What are treated as contemporary arts in Sri Lanka and what are those from Western countries? How do arts in Western style affect the context of arts in Sri Lanka or the whole world through globalization?
Popped into another building called Laurie Grove Baths, you can see more works of MFA Fine Art. Laurie Grove Baths is quite a special building in Goldsmiths College. It was previously a swimming pool and was closed in 1991. Goldsmiths still keeps its original interior making it a place for artist studios and events.

Here are some works from the exhibition:

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