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[Nettime-ro] Again for Tomorrow exhibition at the Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art Galleries

17 March - 9 April 2006


Martin Boyce (Scotland), Ulla von Brandenburg (Germany), Gorka Eizagirre (Spain), Christoph Keller (Germany), Joachim Koester (Denmark), Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh (US), Matts Leiderstam (Sweden), David Maljkovic (Croatia), Missingbooks (Netherlands), Alex Morrison (Canada), Adrian Paci (Albania/Italy), Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija (France/Thailand), Lia Perjovschi (Romania), Mai-Thu Perret (Switzerland) Trama (Argentina)  


AGAIN FOR TOMORROW presents artists who turn to the past to reimagine the future. Evocation, re-enactment, nostalgic recollection, re-examination, prediction are just some of the methods used to explore different histories. Aleister Crowley's experimental drug community in Sicily is the subject of Joachim Koester's Morning of the Magicians; Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh perform a psychic evocation of the American surrealist Joseph Cornell; while Christoph Keller's Cloudbuster Project re-enacts Wilhelm Reich's wildly futuristic invention to make the clouds burst into rain. 


Many of the works in AGAIN FOR TOMORROW invite the viewer into a process of active reflection. Lia Perjovschi's Center for Art Analysis (CAA), established in her Bucharest studio in the early nineties, will travel to the UK for the first time. The project will take the form of a 'detective's office' in which Perjovschi will be present three days a week for the duration of the show, asking visitors to interact with her archive. Trama, an artists' network from Argentina, will invite visitors to draw maps reflecting their own particular image of the world. Missingbooks is the first phase of a new collaborative project by Maria Barnas, Maxine Kopsa and Germaine Kruip and involves the facsimile publication of key texts that are now out of circulation.  For this exhibition, audiences are invited to read Rodolfo Walsh's A Dark Day of Justice, a novel by the radical Argentine intellectual who went missing in 1977.


Other artists in the show revisit mislaid pasts - personal, political, scientific or art- historical.  Adrian Paci's film Klodi (2005) is a gripping monologue of one Albanian man's persistent attempts to find a new future across an array of international locations. Parreno and Tiravanija's Stories are Propaganda (2005) is a sardonically humorous video reminiscence of the not-so-old good old days, and David Maljkovic's video installation Scenes for a New Heritage II - Second Coming shows a group of heritage-seekers visiting a Croatian World War II monument in the year 2063. 


AGAIN FOR TOMORROW offers the viewer a range of environments - theatrical, cinematic, investigative, conversational - transforming the galleries of the Royal College of Art into a space of exploration and potential. 


AGAIN FOR TOMORROW is curated by graduating students on the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art.


For further information and images please contact Jonathan Carroll ( or Charlotte Bonham-Carter (  

Tel. 020 7590 4496   Fax 020 7590 4495


Open daily 12pm-6pm, (closed Monday). Free Admission.

Late opening Wednesday and Friday 12pm-9pm


Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU

Nearest tube: High Street Kensington/South Kensington

Buses: 9, 10, 52

Disabled Access





 The course was set up in 1992 and is the first postgraduate programme in Britain to specialise in curatorial practice relating to contemporary art. It is designed to offer both a vocational training in and an academic study of curatorial practice, underpinned by an understanding of the wider cultural and critical context. The programme provides an introduction to the ways in which contemporary visual arts are funded, presented, interpreted and managed in Britain and internationally. Students gain practical skills in curating exhibitions and managing art commissions and meet a wide range of professional curators, critics, artists and administrators. The course provides a professional preparation for curators, exhibition organisers, critics, arts administrators and those who wish to work with artists to present art outside a gallery setting. The MA Curating Contemporary Art is co-funded by the Royal College of Art and Arts Council England.


 . The Royal College of Art is the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design, specialising in teaching and research and offering the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 850 masters and doctoral students and more than a hundred professionals interacting with them - including scholars, leading art and design practitioners, along with specialists, advisors and distinguished visitors. Website:


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