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

San Mei Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

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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 artists

Ahaad Alamoudi

Sally Stenton

Mehmet Koyunoğlu

Chrisoula Konstantakou

Noe Iwai

Harry Coday

Folashade Elizabeth Olukoya

Minmin Xia

Alia Ahmad

Chufan Hu

Marisa Ferreira

Paul Smith

Jakob Buraczewski

Alice Motte-Muñoz

Weixuan Wang

Geffen Refaeli

Pragya Bhargava

Federico Clavarino

Pui-San Kan

Lyndon Hanrahan

Zijun Wang

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