(posted by Clare Tomes on May 19, 2016)
Professor of Art & Design History Stephen Barber launches his newest book, on the French writer Pierre Guyotat, at the ICA this May.
The first book on Guyotat’s work written in English, Revolutions and Aberrations is based on twenty years of dialogues with Guyotat.
Lauded by the likes of Foucault, Genet and Derrida during the 60s and 70s, Guyotat’s innovative use of language and capacity to … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on April 28, 2016)
Electricity Supply Board exhibition kitchen in the Spring Show model farmhouse, ESB Annual Report 1961-62. Courtesy of the ESB Archives.
Design history lecturer Dr. Sorcha O’Brien, from the School of Art and Design History and the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC), has been awarded an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on April 26, 2016)
Kingston University Norwegian graduates Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten doubled their celebrations after winning another prestigious award for their short film Bluebarry.
Since February the film, which features an assortment of zany birds preying on two daring blueberries, has picked up both a Royal Television Society Student Award and the public choice accolade at the British Animation Awards.
Read the full story on the … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on April 20, 2016)
How have changes to the female silhouette in fashion reflected and shaped perceptions of beauty?
A panel discussion hosted by the ICA at 1pm, Friday 22 April 2016 will explore how twentieth century fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion. They were then followed by new generations of … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on April 19, 2016)
As a culmination of her Stanley Picker Fellowship research, Oreet Ashery presents Revisiting Genesis, a new major commission taking the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. Written and directed by the artist, Revisiting Genesis explores the philosophical, sociopolitical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal, digital afterlives, outsider communities, social networks and reincarnations of women artists. With a new … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on March 18, 2016)
Congratulations to Markus and Tommy Vad Flaaten for winning the professional Public Choice Animated Film Award at the British Animation Awards.
Their film Bluebarry, made as their major project in BA Illustration Animation, won this prestigious award against some of the biggest names in contemporary animation and is a wonderful achievement.
Tommy and Markus graduated in 2015 and the film has also been shortlisted for the National Royal Television … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on March 8, 2016)
Mark Harris, Senior Lecturer in Illustration and Fine Art is showing at a major London Show this summer: The London Open 2015 – Whitechapel Gallery triennial exhibition. Sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking and many other media and practices showcase some of the most dynamic work being made across the capital in 2015.
From a record number of 2,133 applicants, 48 artists have been selected by a panel of high profile … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on March 4, 2016)
Unit 5 of the School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University presents a lecture, symposium and series of workshop with Japanese architect and architectural historian, Terunobu Fujimori for building a summer pavilion at Dorich House Museum.
Kingston University postgraduate architecture studio Unit 5, led by tutors Takeshi Hayatsu and Simon Jones, welcome Japanese Architect Terunobu Fujimori to London in March 2016 to lead a series of workshops and discussions about Japanese … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on February 29, 2016)
Kingston’s second-year Graphic Design BA(Hons) students worked on a project with Amnesty UK to create a campaign in support of human rights.
The brief involved creating an instantly recognisable idea, picture, joke, or a piece of street theatre to break through to the public, catch their attention for the three seconds – on average – that you have to engage. A signature on a petition is the desired outcome.
Hugh Sandeman from Amnesty International, Kingston Branch praised Kingston’s … Read more
(posted by Clare Tomes on February 24, 2016)
The Hunters of the Invisible by Charlotte Bergson exhibition currently is on at the Stanley Picker Gallery and the exhibition talk takes place on Wednesday 24 February at 1.00pm, which is open to all.
Learn more about the Hunting Society, founded in 1634 with the alchemical ‘union’ of Sir Nicolas and the legendary Lady Marianne – also named The Bull – which has remained, up to the present, undisclosed … Read more