Secret @ Royal College of Art

Now in its 18th year, the Royal College of Art’s Secret Exhibition is home to over 2,900 original postcard sized artworks. Designs by artists, fashionistas, film makers and up and coming artists from the Royal College of Art itself feature in the impressive collection. From Emin to Erdem, the exhibition boasts an impressive display of originality and diversity, stretching the limits of what can go on a postcard from 1,000 invited artists. The postcards on display will be on sale to the public for £45. The artist of each miniature artwork however, will be undisclosed until the postcard has been purchased, hence secret. The name of the artist of each work will be revealed on the back of the postcard when bought, and up to four postcards can be bought per each nervous hopeful.

The postcards presented are a concoction of lace, prosthetics and countless political statements. Ranging from three-dimensional pieces to sex and nudity, no stone has been left unturned, as the postcards seem to cover an array of subjects. Whether tongue in cheek jokes, minimalism or an attempt to shock, each piece is bound to strike a chord with each viewer. Not to be missed, Secret gives an affordable opportunity for the art obsessed to purchase their own artistic mystery.

RCA Secret is open until November 25

The sale is on November 26 and runs from 8am until 6pm

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier is a London-based writer and curator. She is the founder of Gallery Girl - a London-based curatorial platform and website dedicated to modern and contemporary art from across the globe. Her work is primarily focused on supporting emerging female artists from the Middle East and the Caucasus. She has written for Canvas Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Ibraaz, Jdeed Magazine, Suitcase and Vice Arabia among other publications. Her exhibitions in London and Armenia have been featured in Vogue Arabia, The Art Newspaper, The Art Gorgeous and numerous other news outlets. Gallery Girl has also spoken in the UK, UAE and Belgium about the contemporary art scene in the MENA region, and is planning further events in London and Amman.

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