An unofficial fan's blog. The annual Royal College of Art Secret postcard exhibition and sale (RCA Secret) takes place in London each year. The show features postcard sized pieces of contemporary art for sale in a variety of media by a large number of varied artists.
Fad website have published an article which contains the first contributor news for the sale. Many familiar names and a new one thrown in for good measure. Text of the article reproduced below.
RCA Secret turns 21 this year and is celebrating coming of age with a bold new collaboration that sees them working with some of industry’s top curators, bringing in a whole new breadth of talent to the exhibition.
23 curators from around the world have been invited to commission three artists to make postcards for the sale. With contributors including industry leaders and the most exciting new names in contemporary curation, the programme mirrors the exhibition’s ethos of placing established names next to the stars of the future.
Among the curators involved are Laurence Sillars, chief curator of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; David Falkner, Gallery Director at Stanley Picker Gallery; Laura Sillars, Artistic Director at Site Gallery; Ingrid Swenson, Director of PEER; Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Rosie Cooper, Project Curator at Liverpool Biennial; and Chris Clark critic and Senior Curator at Lewis Glucksman Gallery.
The exhibition is the most ambitious yet with postcards already received from some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists and designers including: Bob & Roberta Smith, Maggi Hambling, Zandra Rhodes, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Christo, David Bailey, Yinka Shonibare, Ryan Gander, Paula Rego, Nick Park, Norman Ackroyd, Paul Smith and Joseph Kosuth.
RCA Secret gives you the chance to purchase art works that would be the envy of any collector for only £55.