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GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place | 8 June - 3 July | East Wing Galleries, Somerset House

“...the Generations exhibition had a frank honesty and softness...you get answers in the form of questions, and refreshi...
29/06/2019
The Courtauldian

“...the Generations exhibition had a frank honesty and softness...you get answers in the form of questions, and refreshingly, the artists answering those questions don’t all look the same.” A wonderful and heartfelt review written by Isaac Huxtable from the The Courtauldian

Hopefully you saw the take-over by the MA Curating the Art Museum team on our Instagram a few weeks ago. Our Reviews Editor, Isaac Huxtable has since reflected on his experience of the ‘GENERATIONS’ exhibition. Read it on our website now! #GENxCourtauld

One more week until our exhibition closes! Come visit us in the East Wing Galleries Somerset House before our last day o...
26/06/2019

One more week until our exhibition closes! Come visit us in the East Wing Galleries Somerset House before our last day on the 3rd of July. #GENxCourtauld Arts Council Collection LUX Moving Image

24/06/2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Generations: Connecting Across Time and Place will be closing a day early, on July 3. If you haven’t had the chance to come and see the exhibition, this will be the last chance to drop by. We would love to see you all before the official closing!

#GENxCourtauld

23/06/2019
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom and Hardeep Pandhal in conversation

If you missed out on our Artists in Conversation with Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom and Hardeep Pandhal, you can catch it here! Click below:

Artists Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom and Hardeep Pandhal come together to discuss their work in relation to the exhibition GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and...

MA Curating the Art Museum
20/06/2019

MA Curating the Art Museum

Follow us @macurating on Instagram to see our live curator tour tonight! #GENxCourtauld
18/06/2019

Follow us @macurating on Instagram to see our live curator tour tonight! #GENxCourtauld

If you missed our second museum debate on mindfulness in the museum, you can watch it below!
14/06/2019

If you missed our second museum debate on mindfulness in the museum, you can watch it below!

👉Why has mindfulness become increasingly popular in art museums over the last few years?

👉What does this shift suggest about museums’ social purpose today, and where might this trend lead?

Watch the latest #MuseumDebate from MA Curating the Art Museum online now: https://youtu.be/rRsBlTlrv6Y

Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom's 2014 installation 'Plantain Drop' comprises two elements: a photograph of plantains taken in h...
14/06/2019
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom and Hardeep Pandhal in conversation

Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom's 2014 installation 'Plantain Drop' comprises two elements: a photograph of plantains taken in his mother’s garden in Ghana and a humorous video filmed in the artist’s studio.

Plantains appear to drop from the static print into the cube monitor displayed below. For the artist, a plantain is an everyday object which takes on many cultural references.

Depending on the references we are familiar with, we might see the banana skin of slapstick comedy, or think of the family meals we had growing up. These possible associations are often linked to different places and generations, and can change over time.

While people may want particular aspects of culture to remain rooted, for Boakye-Yiadom “nothing really works that way: culturally, things are always intersecting.”

Boakye-Yiadom will be in conversation with artist Hardeep Pandhal on Thursday 20 June at 6:30pm at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Kings Cross. Tickets are free (booking is essential), and the discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. See more below!

#GENxCourtauld

Join us for a Poetry Reading by Raymond Antrobus from his debut poetry collection 'The Perseverance' on Sunday 23 June a...
12/06/2019
BBC Radio 4 - Word of Mouth, Raymond Antrobus

Join us for a Poetry Reading by Raymond Antrobus from his debut poetry collection 'The Perseverance' on Sunday 23 June at 4pm in the exhibition space.

Ranging across time and place, the poetry collection brings together topics including deaf, race, masculinity, parental relationships, loss and death. It was awarded The Guardian Poetry Book of the Year 2018 and the Ted Hughes prize 2018.

Raymond Antrobus Poet was born in Hackney, London, to an English mother and Jamaican father, and is the first poet to win the #RathbonesFolio prize for literature.

You can listen to Raymond as he discusses spoken language, sign language, and deafness with fellow poet Michael Rosen here:

Free admission. This event has been organised as part of Somerset House's Generation Get Up! Weekend.

Michael Rosen meets acclaimed poet Raymond Antrobus.

Hardeep Pandhal's 2014 work, 'Baba Deep Thing by Mum' refers to the story of the 18th-century Sikh martyr Baba Deep Sing...
11/06/2019
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom and Hardeep Pandhal in conversation

Hardeep Pandhal's 2014 work, 'Baba Deep Thing by Mum' refers to the story of the 18th-century Sikh martyr Baba Deep Singh (1682–1757). According to some accounts of Singh’s life, he was beheaded in battle but continued to fight against Afghan soldiers with his weapon in one hand and his head held in the other. This story was passed down to Pandhal by his mother. While his mother speaks little English, Pandhal speaks little Punjabi. By embroidering a garment made
by his mother, Pandhal explores a way to connect with her, and her cultural heritage, without using words.

Pandhal will be in conversation with artist Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom on Thursday 20 June. Tickets are free, and the discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

#GENxCourtauld

Photographer: Werner Vivier
10/06/2019

Photographer: Werner Vivier

Photographer: Werner Vivier

Join us every Monday at 1pm in the East Wing Galleries Somerset House Studios! The exhibition runs 8 June - 4 July. Firs...
06/06/2019

Join us every Monday at 1pm in the East Wing Galleries Somerset House Studios! The exhibition runs 8 June - 4 July.

First tour begins on the 10th of June!

#GENxCourtauld

Museum debate happening tonight! Taking place at Vernon Square, Kings Cross!
04/06/2019

Museum debate happening tonight! Taking place at Vernon Square, Kings Cross!

⭐Tonight we host a MUSEUM DEBATE on Art as Prescription: Mindfulness in the Museum...

Museums across the UK and abroad are increasingly engaging with discourses around mindfulness and mental health. More than 600 museums in the UK – almost a quarter – are already running programmes targeting these topics – from activities aiming to improve mental wellbeing, like meditation and yoga classes, to entire exhibitions dedicated to mindfulness. One example is the current And Breathe… exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, which highlights the museum’s interest in encouraging the public to reflect upon these issues.

Why has mindfulness become increasingly popular in art museums over the last years? Should museums be a place for practising mindfulness and meditation? What does this shift suggest about museums’ social purpose today, and where might this trend lead?

Join us for a panel debate between curators and academics to investigate these questions.

Panel:

👉Dr Rebecca Chamberlain - Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London

👉Dr Fiona Corridan - Curator of Art and Design at Manchester Art Gallery, co-curator of 'And Breathe…'

👉Dr Carolyn Sargentson (moderator) - Art Historian, Visiting Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art

👉Dr Michaela Ross - Research and Development Lead, Bethlem Gallery

Organised by The students of the MA Curating the Art Museum - The Courtauld Institute of Art

'GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place'8 June - 4 July 2019Somerset House (East Wing Galleries)Donald Rodney, In...
20/05/2019

'GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place'
8 June - 4 July 2019
Somerset House (East Wing Galleries)

Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father, 1997. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the Estate of Donald G Rodney

Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father, 1997. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the Estate of Donald...
08/05/2019

Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father, 1997. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the Estate of Donald G Rodney

MA Curating the Art Museum
29/03/2019

MA Curating the Art Museum

We are looking for a graphic designer! MA Curating the Art Museum would like to offer a unique PAID opportunity to a university-level or early-career graphic designer. Apply by Saturday, 20th of April 2019 to help support the visual identity of our upcoming summer exhibition at Somerset House! Learn more about the open call in the link below!

We will contact our favourite applicants throughout April and interviews will be held on Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019. We look forward to receiving your applications!

https://bit.ly/2HW4ZiQ

We are looking for a graphic designer! MA Curating the Art Museum would like to offer a unique PAID opportunity to a uni...
29/03/2019

We are looking for a graphic designer! MA Curating the Art Museum would like to offer a unique PAID opportunity to a university-level or early-career graphic designer. Apply by Saturday, 20th of April 2019 to help support the visual identity of our upcoming summer exhibition at Somerset House! Learn more about the open call in the link below!

We will contact our favourite applicants throughout April and interviews will be held on Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019. We look forward to receiving your applications!

https://bit.ly/2HW4ZiQ

11/03/2019
Blurring Boundaries? Confronting Ethnography and Contemporary Art in the Museum

If you missed out on our first Museum Debate: Blurring Boundaries? Confronting Ethnography and Contemporary Art in the Museum, you can now watch it on The Sackler Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art's Youtube channel!

A panel debate between Professor Nicholas Thomas (Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, Curator of Oceania, RA); Professor Hai...

Our final speaker is Haidy Geismar! She has been a Professor of Anthropology at UCL since 2003, where she teaches within...
05/03/2019

Our final speaker is Haidy Geismar! She has been a Professor of Anthropology at UCL since 2003, where she teaches within the Material Culture department. She is also co-director of the UCL Centre for Digital Anthropology. Her work looks at material and digital culture together, explores the impact of technologies on cultural representation, and considers contemporary museum practices. Remember to RSVP through our Eventbrite link below! ✨

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blurring-boundaries-confronting-ethnography-and-contemporary-art-in-the-museum-tickets-56796481806?fbclid=IwAR1SvOtkYre1WYL9YkVeJhVH3F3NKxoyJWhCmkscilKgSUDjwdJfMoSmSUI

#MuseumDebate #ResearchForum #Courtauld #VernonSquare #BlurringBoundaries #ContemporaryArt #Ethnography

Our next speaker is Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, who is a London-based visual artist born in Buguma, Rivers State, Nigeria. ...
03/03/2019

Our next speaker is Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, who is a London-based visual artist born in Buguma, Rivers State, Nigeria. She predominantly works in steel, taking inspiration from both her Nigerian heritage and life in the UK. Representing both Britain and Nigeria in national exhibitions, Douglas Camp has had more than 40 solo shows worldwide in venues with ethnographic displays such as the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institute, 1988-9) and the Museum of Mankind, London (1994-5). Remember to RSVP through our Eventbrite link below! 🥂

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blurring-boundaries-confronting-ethnography-and-contemporary-art-in-the-museum-tickets-56796481806

#MuseumDebate #ResearchForum #Courtauld #VernonSquare #BlurringBoundaries #ContemporaryArt #Ethnography #SokariDouglasCamp

Introducing one of our speakers Professor #NicholasThomas! Since 2006 Nicholas Thomas has been Director of the Museum of...
02/03/2019

Introducing one of our speakers Professor #NicholasThomas! Since 2006 Nicholas Thomas has been Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in University of Cambridge and was co-curator of the #Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2018). His work as an anthropologist and historian focuses on material culture, exploration, empire and art in Oceania. Remember to RSVP through our Eventbrite link below! 🍷

https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/blurring-boundaries-confronting-ethnography-and-contemporary-art-in-the-museum-2?fbclid=IwAR1FhpruO-dtYSneQMEkF5-2NlkgV0HJNs2YMxbxreQRL8oifs9we1veBsM

#MuseumDebate #ResearchForum #Courtauld #VernonSquare #BlurringBoundaries #ContemporaryArt #Ethnography

Join us for this year’s first Museum Debates series organised by the MA Curating group of 2018-19. The panel debate will...
27/02/2019

Join us for this year’s first Museum Debates series organised by the MA Curating group of 2018-19. The panel debate will discuss the impact and future of ethnographic displays in the UK. In particular, what are the implications of blurring boundaries between ethnography, material culture and contemporary art?
Hosted at Vernon Square, a wine reception and an informal discussion will follow.

Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below. It's free! Bring your friends and enjoy a night of lively debate!

View of the exhibition « Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia », presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, from October 14, 2018 to February 24, 2019. Photo ©️ Luc Boegly

https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/blurring-boundaries-confronting-ethnography-and-contemporary-art-in-the-museum-2

✨THERE NOT THERE✨A huge thank you to all the 13,000 (!!) visitors who came to see ‘There Not There’ at The Courtauld Gal...
08/08/2018

✨THERE NOT THERE✨
A huge thank you to all the 13,000 (!!) visitors who came to see ‘There Not There’ at The Courtauld Gallery. It was so great to have such lovely feedback from visitors.

If you enjoyed the show please visit our website, therenotthere.co.uk, to see blog posts, exhibition pamphlet, reviews and a brand new video of the exhibition with interviews with The Courtauld Gallery students and staff.

We’re thrilled to be passing onto the MA Curating the Art Museum students of 2018-19!

✨LAST DAY✨Today is the final day to see our exhibition, There Not There, at The Courtauld Gallery! We have been thrilled...
15/07/2018

✨LAST DAY✨
Today is the final day to see our exhibition, There Not There, at The Courtauld Gallery! We have been thrilled with all the positive feedback from friends, visitors, critics and colleagues, make sure not to miss your final chance to see it


@margotmottaz reflects: “I found it particularly rewarding to see the custom-built structure come up in the space - and of course Runa Islam’s 16mm film ‘Stare Out (Blink)’ be installed inside - after so many hours discussing how best to present the work in our exhibition. I think I speak for all of us when I say we were very pleased with the result!”

✨2 DAYS✨It’s the penultimate day to see our exhibition, There Not There! The Courtauld Gallery is open 10am-6pm and is f...
14/07/2018

✨2 DAYS✨
It’s the penultimate day to see our exhibition, There Not There! The Courtauld Gallery is open 10am-6pm and is free for students, the registered unwaged, National Art Pass holders, and Friends of The Courtauld
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One of our own, @makatblahblah reflects on a work in the show: “Curating There Not There, a show with many photographs by contemporary artists taught me so much about the medium in its present day and broadened my passion for (contemporary) photography. My favourite work is Wolfgang Tillmans' ‘Gedser’, 2004. Here, Tillmans investigates the medium and its new developments, encouraging us to question the ’truth’ of photography. Does a photograph not resemble our selective memory, rather than being a factual record?”

Wolfgang Tillmans, Gedser, 2004
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

✨3 DAYS✨There are just 3 days left to see our exhibition There Not There! Curated by the 12 @macurating students, this e...
13/07/2018

✨3 DAYS✨
There are just 3 days left to see our exhibition There Not There! Curated by the 12 @macurating students, this exhibition was conceived in response to the brief ‘Making Space’, and The Courtauld Gallery’s upcoming two-year closure for a major redevelopment project, Courtauld Connects. This will be the last main temporary exhibition at @courtauld before it closes in September. Don’t miss it!


@h_marynissen reflects on the process: “What most surprised me in curating There Not There was visitor reactions to Michael Craig-Martin’s ‘Kid’s Stuff 1-7’. I originally thought the piece fell into the trap of many contemporary conceptual works of being clever, but lacking heart. And yet it is one of the artworks visitors most engaged with - somewhere in their reflection, they began to understand the questions Michael Craig-Martin was posing. Questions about who we were, who we are and who we will become.”

✨4 DAYS✨There are just 4 days left to see our exhibition #ThereNotThere! To mark these last few days we have asked stude...
12/07/2018

✨4 DAYS✨
There are just 4 days left to see our exhibition #ThereNotThere! To mark these last few days we have asked students of the @macurating group to reflect upon the exhibition.

@saskia_flower writes: “When we installed the works into the space, I noticed an unexpected connection between Rachel Whiteread’s sculpture and Andy Goldsworthy’s two photographs. Despite their vastly different artistic practices, in this context they are engaged in a dialogue about highlighting the overlooked, crystallising the mundane.”

"Original and riveting"Check out  Cody Delistraty's fantastic review of 'There Not There' for Blouin Artinfo and don't m...
11/07/2018
At the Courtauld in London, an Homage to Impermanence | BLOUIN ARTINFO

"Original and riveting"

Check out Cody Delistraty's fantastic review of 'There Not There' for Blouin Artinfo and don't miss out on seeing the exhibition before it closes this Sunday! 🗞️

http://admin.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3150652/at-the-courtauld-in-london-an-homage-to-impermanence

  This fall, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London will close for a two-year, $66-million renovation, and its collection will be split up and sent to Amsterdam, Paris, and elsewhere in England, like the National Gallery, among other cities. The final exhibition is therefore a response to the mov...

✨THERE NOT THERE✨ If you’re fed up with the football, come instead to cheer on #ThereNotThere at The Courtauld Gallery ⚽...
06/07/2018

✨THERE NOT THERE✨
If you’re fed up with the football, come instead to cheer on #ThereNotThere at The Courtauld Gallery ⚽️⚽️⚽️#artiscominghome

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👣WALKING TOUR👣Join us this Saturday for a viewing of our exhibition followed by a unique tour of Covent Garden led by on...
03/07/2018

👣WALKING TOUR👣
Join us this Saturday for a viewing of our exhibition followed by a unique tour of Covent Garden led by one of the Unseen London team!

The tour is inspired by the works in our exhibition like George Shaw’s ‘The End of Time’ (2008-9) which depicts the site of a burnt-down pub on the council estate where Shaw grew up. The pub, which his father frequented and where his mother worked, held immense emotional value for the artist. This painting is a nostalgic evocation of a spot which seems unremarkable but is imbued with personal significance.

The fantastic Unseen London tours are led by homeless, ex-homeless and vulnerably housed people who reveal untold stories and secret histories. Saturday’s tour will be lead by Viv (swipe left!) who has been on the streets on and off for the last 16 years. She loves knitting, crafts and learning about the history of the local area!

Swipe left for more info about the tour and follow the link in our bio to get your ticket!

George Shaw, The End of Time, 2008-9
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © George Shaw, Courtesy Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London @ The Courtauld Gallery

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