Becoming is a collection of six digital editions by emerging artists currently studying at the Royal College of Art including, Yao Cong, Aki Pao-Chen Chiu, Anna Ridler, Sarah Howe and Georgi Stamenov. The works are part of Becoming, an exhibition showcasing new artworks selected by Subject Matter, RCA and Sedition, which takes place at Dyson Gallery, London from 22 February to 3 March 2017.
The still and moving image artworks in the collection respond to the theme of Becoming, which puts the focus on process ahead of outcome. Each artwork takes a different approach to the phenomenon of transition; as such the collection touches on diverse themes including gender, language, machine learning and mental health. Collectively the works ask questions about how, when and in what context an image or a theme resolves itself and becomes something new - a bridge between disparate fields, a political message, a marketing campaign or a therapy. Overall, Becoming is about being an artist in today’s complex social, political and economic climate, and the challenges emerging artists face in developing a sustainable practice.
Each artwork in the exhibition is available to purchase as limited editions, some as photographic prints from Subject Matter, others as digital artworks on Sedition. All proceeds from the editions benefit the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund to support artists of the future.