13 May 2020 – 27 May 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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San Mei Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • 10 minute walk from Brixton station or Stockwell Station
  • 10 minute walk fromLoughborough Junction Station
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DIG is an online exhibition, featuring the work of 21 artists from the Royal College of Art MRes School of Arts and Humanities.


How do ideas, thoughts, presences and practices become canonised as art, or as historically important events or artefacts? How might we think about the process of historical research differently? Can we find models for different futures rather than seeking ‘authenticity’ in the past? What happens if we seek radical histories, extraordinary objects or experimental models of the past?

These are the questions that prompted the 21 researchers to visit Van Gogh House in Kennington, London, before the pandemic. After first visiting Van Gogh House and San Mei Gallery, the artists then explored a variety of archives across London before selecting items to which they could respond. The works they have created have been curated into a virtual exhibition collaged over an interactive map of the San Mei Gallery space as well as a digital publication, both available on the San Mei website.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Lyndon Hanrahan

Alia Ahmad

Noe Iwai

Ahaad Alamoudi

Geffen Refaeli

Harry Coday

Zijun Wang

Minmin Xia

Chufan Hu

Mehmet Koyunoğlu

Federico Clavarino

Alice Motte-Muñoz

Folashade Elizabeth Olukoya

Jakob Buraczewski

Pragya Bhargava

Sally Stenton

Weixuan Wang

Marisa Ferreira

Chrisoula Konstantakou

Paul Smith

Pui-San Kan

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