For their final project, MA CCC students Angelica Moschin, Junyu Lei, Kana Higashino, Tina Wetshi and Yuehan He formed the original ARtCH collective. ARtCH aims to bridge the gap between students and the art world by establishing a dialogue between art professionals and students. The collective presented their first event, Players and Makers roundtable and exhibition which explored their research into the art world.
The Players and Makers event brought to light an important conversation that is overlooked in the art world. The event and exhibition was an opportunity for the group to dissect the role of academia, the art institution and the art world. In identifying art institutions as extremely important players in the art world, one realization of the project was making it known that changes need to be done in art schools.
The groups' findings and research were discussed the following week at Credit Symposium, a collaboration between Modern Forms and Central Saint Martins (Art and Culture & Enterprise Programmes) with support from Art Review and Kingston University. ARtCH presented a short video of the Players and Makers event and spoke about conclusions made from the research project.
ARtCH aims to continue to share their research and find new ways to support students in the art world.