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Sunae Kim and Hyukgue Kwon in Disruption – the RCA Research Biennial exhibition

Three press releases follow: one for the RCA Research Biennial Exhibition itself, then one for each of the two Korean participants.


Research RCA Biennial Exhibition 2013

Disruption poster

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

21st — 27th January
10am – 5.30pm

Open till 8.30pm on event evenings.
(23rd, 24th and 25th January. See events page for full details)
Free entry to the exhibition and all events.

Private View: Tuesday 22nd, 6pm – 9pm

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.

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

Sun Ae Kim: Ale Bench (Disruptive Drinking Event)

School of Material, Ceramics & Glass
MPhil by Project, 2nd year

Ale Bench poster

Tuesday 22nd January 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Host: Sun Ae Kim
Drinking Event

People will be invited to experience and share their stories and feelings about their experience of drinking from a new collection of ceramic drinking vessels.

Booking is not necessary but first come, first served.


Sun Ae Kim is currently exploring ‘A Contemporary, Visual Interpretation of Social Issues through Ceramics Practice Informed by Early Nineteenth Century English precedents.’ at the Royal College of Art through a practice-based research degree.

She co-founded the Studio Manifold, a group of nine artists and designers who grew up alongside each other within the ceramics and glass studio at the Royal College of Art where she was grant the MA degree.

Sun Ae collaborated with the Alexander McQueen for the Paris Fashion Week 2011/12 and exhibited her works in the UK and worldwide including the Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art in LA and the Palais de Tokyo and Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Hyukgue Kwon: After The Event

School of Humanities, Curating Contemporary Art
MPhil by Thesis, 2nd year

‘Rearrangement’ will question to what extent conventional frames of contemporary curating can present the multitude of global art. The alternative format of curating and presentation in the work will resist and disrupt easy cultural or artistic categorisation based on a mono-cultural aesthetic.

A number of objects including text, small pieces of works, and other documents given by Korean artists and curators, living and working in the UK or those who used to before, will be presented within an arrangement. Three or four individuals from different academic and practical backgrounds will be invited to change the arrangement of the objects.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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