Behind the Scenes of Xhibit

Xibit UAL London 2013As a lovely commentator mentioned in my last post, I just finished co-curating UAL’s latest art exhibition Xhibit. So, before I show you the completed product I thought I might share a few snap shots revealing the less glamorous side of the work that goes into curating and putting on exhibitions which is the busy, messy and very technical side of it all.

Xibit UAL London 2013Although the empty exhibition space might seem slightly daunting at first glance, it’s actually a very exciting process like being able to work on a blank canvas and arrange something entirely from scratch. Planning, a good eye and some careful measuring are essential skills to have. A friend recently compared the art of curating to interior decorating and they definitely had a point, as both involve the intricate arrangement of objects with regard to color combination and artistic effect in order to create an atmosphere and whole.

Xhibit UAL London 2013The fact that Xhibit didn’t require submissions to have a common theme and the work was selected through a panel of judges that weren’t involved in the curating of the exhibition made our task slightly more difficult however, nothing that a team of pros couldn’t handle. Xhibit welcomed entries and submissions from current students across all of the six colleges that make up UAL with the aim of showcasing a selection of the up and coming talent.

Xibit UAL London 2013The selected artists this year included Haffendi Anuar, Andrej Bako, Arthur Beardmore-Gray, Farhad Berahman, Charlie Chrobnik, James Clapham, Macovei Dani Costin, Injoo Lee, Hyunjeong Lim, Tuli-Gal Litvak, Rafaela Lopez, Annalaura Masciavè, Isabelle May Tollitt, Kota Okuda, Lesley Omara, Philip Rhys Mattews, Pippa Roberts, Svetlana Stein, Marianne Thoermer, Birgit Toke Tauka Frietman, Adriano Vessichelli, Demelza Watts, Longwen Wei, Alexander Wood and Anna Zavialova.

Xibit UAL London 2013, The Team: Linnea Nilsson, Osei Bonsu, Xenia Ma, Edward Robinson, Elif Onan, Giulia Sartori Conte The team.

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4 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of Xhibit

  1. I agree. I’m also looking forward to more. When are you curating your next? I saw the show you curated (solo) in Beijing with your own art work and fashion design. Ultra fierce! I also saw your other shows with just fashion and the photography one. You should totally put on a similar one in London or why not Tokyo? Seriously, you have some mad skills.

    BTW, do you have a sale coming up in Tokyo in mid-May? Just heard…

    • Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I’m planning a (secret, non advertised…) sale in Tokyo in mid-May. Get in touch and I’ll send you an invitation. As for exhibitions, I’m thinking of maybe combining the sale with an exhibition. Not sure as I’ve been kind of busy lately.

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