RCA Jewellery and Metal 2020 : Exhibition IRL/URL
IRL/URL – Exhibition (16th - 29th July 2021)
“The IRL / URL exhibition and publication harks back to the year 2020 BC* , before the birth of the reign of Zoom, Houseparty and TikTok, in a time free of mandatory face masks and social distancing.”
(Finchittida Finch RCA, JaM Graduate 2020)
Last Summer, for the first time in its history, the RCA’s renowned MA Jewellery and Metal graduate show went virtual. Covid-19 and the lockdown in March presented what felt, at the time, like insurmountable challenges: The soldering hearth torches were extinguished the hammer room fell silent, enamelling kilns were left to cool and student work lay abandoned and unfinished in bench skins. The inevitable frustrations that arose quickly turned to resilience as the class of 2020 devised new modes of expression in a ‘virtual’ world.
EMMIE RAY HUBBARD – FINCHITTIDA FINCH – HADAR LOIZ – YANA ISTOMINA – VITO ALBERTO CINQUEMANI – HAOJUN ZHOU – ISABEL DISTASSI – HIU TUNG YIP – ROXANNE SIMONE – FUQI ZHANG – GEARRY SUEN – SEEUN KIM – YICHEN DONG – BRONTE SCHWIER – HELLENA HUECK – RAN LI – JIAQI ZHANG – EAVAN WANG – WEIKUN YIN – YU TAN – HAO XU – OLIVIA YEE TSANG LEE – ADAM HENDERSON – TAIZEN WADA – LARA HIRST – YOOJUNG KIM – ADRIAN WARD – SHIVANI TYAGI – QIANG LI – TIANQUING LI – CHUANYU QI