Kingston School of Art’s MFA Fine Art students are pleased to present Metamorphosis, a multidisciplinary group exhibition marking the culmination of their postgraduate study.
Private View: 10th June, 1pm – 7pm. All welcome.
Open to Public: 11th June – 16th June 2023, 10am – 7pm
Events: Panel discussion between Elizabeth Price and Eiko Soga. 10th June, 2 - 3 pm.
Offering multinational perspectives on contemporary debates, realised through cross-disciplinary mediums spanning painting, sculpture, video, sound, text, installation and performance, the show acts as a timely and pertinent intervention to examine what it means to establish an artistic practice—especially during a time of increasing concern over the future of artistic institutions and access to higher education in the UK.
The title of this year's final MFA degree show, Metamorphosis, is a composite word containing Meta, meaning self-referential, Morph, meaning to change form, and Osis, to denote process. The specific title was chosen to offer a meditation on the increasingly self-reflexive and evolving nature of art practice as marked through the institutional process of postgraduate study. This etymology is further reflected in the geography of the show, which is presented as three satellite exhibitions, Meta, Morph and Osis, across the KSA campus.
Who we are
A group of 17 artists, each engaged with individual and collective critical reflection about what it means to establish an artistic practice.
Metamorphosis is a show which reflects the extensive breadth of artistic practice within KSA’s MFA programme, offering multinational perspectives on contemporary debates realised through cross-disciplinary mediums. The show acts as a timely and pertinent intervention to examine the polarities of collaboration and individual practice, especially during a time of increasing concern over the future of artistic institutions and access to higher education in the UK.
Presenting the cross-disciplinary interests of the ‘23 MFA Fine Art cohort, the exhibition engages with a multitude of contemporary debates including socio-political histories of the UK and Europe, nationalism, mythology, embodiment, power modalities, aesthetics, memory, Chinese and South Asian culture.
Where will the money go?
The funds will be utilized towards refreshments for the Private View of the group show 'Metamorphosis' on the 10th of June, from 1-7 pm.
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