Private View - Ship of Folly: BA Degree Show 2018 @ , London [14 June]

Private View - Ship of Folly: BA Degree Show 2018

18:00 - 21:00

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Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
The Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London presents the 2018 BA Degree Show, Ship of Folly. This show brings together exciting work and artworks from graduating students across a diverse range of media practices from our Media and Communications, Journalism and joint honours undergraduate programmes.

Ship of Folly refers to the American cultural phenomenon of the ‘Folly Boat’, a capsized boat that is constantly defaced, so much so that artworks could be painted over within 45 minutes of their creation. The ‘Folly Boat’ holds many comparisons to the BA Media Degree Show, whereby artworks and creations are exhibited performed and interacted with, defacing the hall — only to be cleared days later — for the next students to arrive.

Ship of Folly is curated with a focus on the context in which the show’s content has been produced. Reflected in the exhibition and guide is a gradual, thematic and reflexive transition as students and artists evaluate their 3-year development, moving toward the next increment in their lives. Ship of Folly is symbolic of advancement alongside a contemporary state of social anxiety, cultural apprehension and societal ambiguity. But as the object of the ship is defaced its form remains the same, ready to be edited once again.

And we move forward.

Among many notable works at the show are A State of Becoming, included in group show Nasty Women: Empowerment; and The Four Thieves, exhibited as part of ‘Inside Job’ at Tate Modern. The Private View will include the premiere of BAFTA nominated documentary Love in 35mm.

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Admission free.

Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross, London SE14 6NW

Nearest stations New Cross and New Cross Gate
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