Talking about Exhibitions

25 January – 7 March 2016, 6pm on selected Mondays
Royal College of Art Students’ Union
RCAfé, Kensington, SW7 2EU


Talking About Exhibitions is an opportunity for graduate students from across the college to examine particular aspects of exhibiting their practice. The seminar offers a critical and creative framework through which researchers and practitioners – artists, designers, architects, writers, et al. – can consider their work in relation to public display.


Distributed into six sessions, the seminar will engage with four key tropes: ‘Vitrine’, ‘Plinth’, ‘Room’, and ‘Audiences’. These terms will serve as points of departure for the discussions and will be approached through a combination of readings, frontal lectures, presentations, and conversations with prominent artists and researchers. Drawing on a rich historical and theoretical framework of exhibition histories the seminar is ultimately aimed at practical making and creative thinking, and invites participants to take active part by bringing their own practices and professional dilemmas into course exercises.


Talking About Exhibitions is organised and led by Yuval Etgar, Margrethe Troensegaard and Miloslav Vorlicek. The seminar was born out of a necessity emphasised by students at the Royal College of Arts and it is initiated, funded and promoted by the Student’s Union.


For access to the seminar’s dropbox (texts, images, floor plans and course updates), please email Yuval on


Seminar Dates

25 January 2016, 6pm
A Museum Without Walls? An Introduction


8 February 2016, 6pm
guest speaker – Mike Cooter


22 February 2016, 6pm
guest speaker – Daniel Silver


29 February 2016, 6pm
guest speaker – Dr Imogen Racz


07 March 2016, 6pm
guest speaker – John Cussans

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