Window Gallery: Freedom From Within The Frame

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11 Apr - 26 Apr 2018

Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection’s Window Gallery
Curated by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation students. 


It’s the year 1947, and a significant shift has started within the Central School of Arts and Crafts (which today is Central Saint Martins); William Johnstone, a Scottish, abstract painter-turned-educator, has become Principal. Recruiting artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton to teach, a level of esteem and creativity is brought to the school; reimagining the notion of an art education. This is Basic Design: a movement that profoundly impacted the Central School during the 1950s and 1960s.


Freedom From Within The Frame will demonstrate the aesthetic transitions that took place during this period and its lasting impact on the School. This exhibition is open to the public.