Since Central Saint Martin's first issue of 1 Granary was launched entitled 'The Birth Place' - a biannual magazine inspired by the idea that the iconic institution has spawned some of the greatest creatives and designers in the industry - the print version and online outlet has set out to provide a platform to showcase the work of a diverse range of students from all disciplines within the school, and seek out new photography talent.
Founded by Editor-in-Chief Olga Kuryshchuk, with the help of financial backing from Commes des Garçons, the avant garde aesthetic and experimental vision of 1 Granary has attracted half a million visitors to the website in the past six months - so now students are taking part in an exhibition entitled 'I Where A Dress' ( yes that's a deliberate misspelling), which will present the work of 19 artists, designers and performers who featured in the first issue.
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The exhibition, curated by Sasha Burkhanova, will explore contemporary works of art and conceptual design, while questioning 'the hazy border of their differentiation by examining their relation to the human being' - basically looking at an artist's presence through their thinking and labour, and how they deliver the ‘truth’ or reality by means of their artwork.“If the thing defines itself via its usefulness, the art work speaks to us” (Heidegger, 1950).
'I Where A Dress' will feature art collages, installations, objects of critical design, conceptual clothing and found footage by artists including Alan Magee, Alex Anikina, Ann-Marie James, Conall McAteer, Christel Bibi Blangsted, Helen Bullock, Jan Manski, Jeremy Hutchison, John Patrick Egan, Laura Ghany, Lina Kovacevic, Luke Brooks, Maaike Anne Stevens, Ophelia Finke, Rejina Pyo, Ryan Dunn, The Lake Twins, Toma Stenko, Yuki Hagino.
The private view takes place on 17 Oct from 7-9pm and the exhibition opens to the public on 18 October at Display London, 26-30 Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2AQ. For more info, head HERE.