A new digital space The Art Vault launches this week with an inaugural exhibition series New Futures Digital in partnership with top UK fine art universities starting with a collaboration with Central Saint Martins curated by Mazzy-Mae Green and Greta Voeller on 9th December 2020 followed by UCL Slade School Of Fine Art curated by Victoria Cantons on 20th January 2021 and Royal College of Art curated by Junyao Chen and Xu Yang on 3rd March 2021.
The new exhibition series launches with a collaborative exhibition New Futures Digital: CSM Focus curated by Central Saint Martins’ own student curators Mazzy-Mae Green and Greta Voeller. The exhibition will feature 28 artists with a few works exhibited at Saatchi Gallery’s graduate exhibition earlier this year and a few that have never been shown before. A potent exploration of personal relations and interconnectedness in time of a global pandemic, the group of artists chosen for the show use their medium as a meditative tool to interrogate their own lived experience and investigate how their perspective is shaped by their surroundings and other people. The artists confront the distance between themselves and others, focusing on singular, solitary experiences and the paradoxical desires to match your internal feelings with external presentation.
“New Futures Digital presents an assembly of works by CSM graduates that investigate many of the recurring and new societal discourses of our times: the unpredictability of crisis, environmental and sustainability issues, history and personal histories, identity politics in constant flux and most recently the focus on isolation. We are deeply grateful and committed to working with emerging artists that foster new perspectives and express the joys and struggles of our contemporary society. Through the thematic lens of selfhood, distance and reflection, we’ve pulled together in New Futures Digital some of the most exciting emerging artists from Central Saint Martins.”Student curators Mazzy-Mae Green and Greta Voeller:
9th December 2020- 9th January 2021: CSM Focus The Art Vault Kovet.Art
About the curators
Mazzy-Mae Green is a London-based curator and editor specialising in contemporary conceptual art and culture. This year, she co-curated London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery, as well as an online, 3D-modelled exhibition of works by the artist Vivien Rothwell. Through her practice, she seeks to engage with emerging artists and the work of her contemporaries. She is a member of the gallery advocacy project Credit, and has been editor of Modern Matter magazine for three years. Currently, she is completing an MA in Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins. @mazzymaegreen
Greta Voeller is an editor and curator with a professional background in curatorship, audience engagement and print media. She has worked as an editor and contributor of publications including Purple (Paris) and NGV Magazine (Melbourne) and has co-curated several exhibitions, starting from Triennial Voices (NGV Triennial, 2017) at the National Gallery of Victoria and more recently London Grads Now at Saatchi Gallery in 2020. Her research concerns are directed towards establishing critical curatorial frameworks that amalgamate diversified, audience centered and editorial methodologies, enabling all of these aspects to coexist within the same spheres of cultural production. @gretavoelle