For the first time since 2019, George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design hosted its end-of-year showcase, NEXT, in person last spring. The capstone and thesis show featured more than 70 installations accompanied by live performances, bringing life and creativity back to life in the school’s historic Flagg building after two years of virtual exhibits.
Now the public can see NEXT 2022 online installations and performances, including a virtual tour of the show.
Works on display included student projects in dance, exhibition design, fine art, graphic design, new media photojournalism, social practice and many other practices. Others – such as architecture, art history, decorative arts and design history, and music students – have had the opportunity to showcase their work both online and at NEXT Colloquium preceding the exhibition.
This year’s show focused on issues of identity, race, gender and accessibility, simultaneously celebrating the achievements of the graduating cohort of 2022 and all their successes to come. NEXT signifies the culmination of years of experimentation, learning and diligent practice – some of Corcoran’s core values.
Spanning two floors of the Flagg Building, the exhibition featured photographs, paintings, videos and interactive installations en masse. The Corcoran has reopened its doors to the DC arts community with an opening reception, finally making years of hard work and dedication available to the public.
However NEXT 2022 was only exhibited in person for three weeks, it remains easily accessible through online interaction. We invite you to explore our exhibition plan, our immersive virtual tour and our project descriptions. Whatever the time of year, you can always revisit this exhibition via our online platform.
To learn more and watch the show virtually, visit next.corcoran.gwu.edu.