This weekend, the sun came back to London, and brought with it my favourite uni exhibition of the year thus far, the Central Saint Martins Foundation and BA shows.
Happily dawning a tee-shirt sans jumper, I walked on to the King’s Cross campus Saturday afternoon expecting exciting new work and that general freshness that comes with most student shows. However, what I got from the exhibition was beyond just that, for I left having seen many pieces I would happily have in my house, and feeling more inspired than ever by the impeccable variety and true uniqueness of the art on view, which spanned across Fine Art, Architecture, Fashion & Textiles, Graphic & Communication Design and more.
I think I found the show especially exciting as these are students at the very beginning of their artistic careers — hopeful, bursting with ideas, yet to be jaded — and all this is visible in the art. The work seems to shine with a sense of pride and confidence, and I feel privileged to have been witness to it, right at the start of these artist’s journeys.
Having just been at the biennale, my co-founder and I marveled at how many of the CSM works would have fit in perfectly in Venice. A huge well done and deserved congratulations to all involved! I am feeling reborn and more enthusiastic than ever about the future of art.
– India Irving