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MA Curating the Art Museum Students of the MA Curating the Art Museum Programme at The Courtauld Institute of Art 2019-20 GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place | 8 June - 3 July | East Wing Galleries, Somerset House

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Post launch celebrations!! 🥂
16/06/2021

Post launch celebrations!! 🥂

Post launch celebrations!! 🥂

💥TONIGHT💥Special Film Screening of Charlotte Prodger’s BRIDGIT❗️15th July at 6pm BST❗️Tune in at 6pm over on the @somers...
15/07/2020

💥TONIGHT💥Special Film Screening of Charlotte Prodger’s BRIDGIT
❗️15th July at 6pm BST❗️

Tune in at 6pm over on the @somersethouse YouTube Channel for the screening of Charlotte Prodger’s Turner Prize-winning film BRIDGIT to coincide with the exhibition Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday✨

BRIDGIT explores how identity is constantly shifting in response to the people we meet, spaces we occupy and memories we hold.

We can’t wait to see you there🙌🏻

Image credit: Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT, 2016. Arts Council Collection, ACC15/2016, London © the artist.

💫 DOUBLE-BILL FILM SCREENING Tuesday 14th July, 6pm BST: Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Estate, a Reverie and Mikhail Karikis’ ...
13/07/2020

💫 DOUBLE-BILL FILM SCREENING Tuesday 14th July, 6pm BST: Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Estate, a Reverie and Mikhail Karikis’ Children of Unquiet, live stream from Somerset House YouTube Channel 💫

https://www.youtube.com/user/somersethouselondon

Artists and friends Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Mikhail Karikis will come to together for a special double-bill screening of their films. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the artists, who will explore how these films relate to the themes raised by the online exhibition Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday. This discussion will be moderated by Sia Pineschi, one of the curators of the exhibition 🙌🏻🎉

Image credit: Mikhail Karikis, Children of Unquiet (2013-2014) Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Credit to the artist.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Estate, a Reverie (2015) Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Credit to the artist.

Go have a look at the Jonathan Richardson drawings and hear Elizabeth, one of the curators talk about these in more dept...
07/07/2020

Go have a look at the Jonathan Richardson drawings and hear Elizabeth, one of the curators talk about these in more depth!

While you’re there, check out our new blog NOW up on our website✨

https://unquietmoments.courtauld.ac.uk/Blog

#InOurCollection Jonathan Richardson the Elder (1667 - 1745), Portraits, 1732-36.

In this group of sketches, Jonathan Richardson the Elder portrays himself and his son, who shared his name. Richardson the Younger was an artist and writer who often collaborated with his father. So closely did the two live and work together that Richardson the Elder described his son as his ‘other self’.

One of Richardson the Elder’s self-portraits is particularly intriguing. In his self-portrait at the age of 30, Richardson shows himself as a much younger man—he was then aged 60—and as a look-alike to an artist whose work he admired, Rembrandt van Rijn. While his portraits of his son emphasise family ties, this unusual self-portrait gives us a sense of Richardson’s aspiration to be part of an artistic lineage.

These works are currently on display in the Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday digital exhibition curated by The Courtauld’s MA Curating the Art Museum students.

Explore the exhibition and listen to curator Elizabeth Keto introduce the drawings of Jonathan Richardson the Elder 👇unquietmoments.courtauld.ac.uk/richardson

Images: Jonathan Richardson the Elder, Self-portrait at the age of 30, 1735. Profile self-portrait, 1732. Portrait of Jonathan Richardson the Younger, 1733.
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

30/06/2020
Artist Talk with Karl Ohiri and Mohini Chandra

✨Thank you to Karl Ohiri and Mohini Chandra for a wonderful and stimulating conversation yesterday evening! ✨

If you missed the Artists in Conversation event, you can easily catch up over on the
Somerset House YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqjdrZB7W9k

Artists Mohini Chandra and Karl Ohiri come together to discuss their work in relation to the Courtauld Institute's MA Curating the Art Museum exhibition Unqu...

✨ ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: Karl Ohiri and Mohini Chandra | 29th June | 5:30 pm BST| Live streamed from Somerset House an...
26/06/2020

✨ ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: Karl Ohiri and Mohini Chandra | 29th June | 5:30 pm BST| Live streamed from Somerset House and the Courtauld Research Forum ✨

Thank you everyone for attending our artist talk on Wednesday with Sunil Gupta. We’ve got many other exciting events coming up, including on Monday! Artists Mohini Chandra and Karl Ohirib will come together to discuss their work in relation to our exhibition.

Karl Ohiri (b.1983, London) is a British-Nigerian artist based in London. His practice explores the Human Condition and the social functions of art by merging two inseparable strands of one(s) existence.

The Self:
On-going autobiographical narratives based on family, identity and heritage. Personal experiences form the starting point for the work, where the politics of the self is used as a way to challenge the boundaries between the private and the public - inviting his audience to explore the in-between personal spaces that shape his practice, thoughts, and sense of self.

The Other:
On-going dialogue based on societal observations, current affairs and collective histories. The works encompass a vast range of emotions that reflect the human experience, responding to themes related to identity, social issues and cultural heritage.
�Drawing on his studies in visual culture, semiotics, appropriation and recontextualisation are used conceptually within his art incorporating the use of photography, video, text and everyday objects. His works have been showcased internationally in venues and exhibitions that include the Venice Biennial, Reattu Museum, Southbank Centre, The Courtauld Gallery, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery London.

Stay tuned for Mohini Chandra’s bio tomorrow!

⚡️ ARTIST’S TALK: Sunil Gupta, 24th June, 5:30pm BST. Live streamed from Somerset House and Courtauld Research Forum, no...
23/06/2020

⚡️ ARTIST’S TALK: Sunil Gupta, 24th June, 5:30pm BST. Live streamed from Somerset House and Courtauld Research Forum, no pre-registration required ⚡️

We are thrilled to host this artist’s talk, where photographer Sunil Gupta and art historian Fiona Anderson will discuss two fo the artist’s photographic series, Exiles and Mr Malholtra’s Party, in relation to the thermes explored in the online exhibition Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday.

Sunil Gupta is a Canadian citizen, (b. New Delhi 1953) MA (Royal College of Art) PhD (University of Westminster) who has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration and q***r issues. His recent show (with Charan Singh), “Dissent and Desire“ was at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India 2018 and his latest book is “Christopher Street 1976”, Stanley Barker 2018.

His work has been seen in many important group shows including "Paris, Bombay, Delhi..." at the Pompidou Centre, Paris 2011 and “Masculinities” at Barbican, London. His retrospective takes place at The Photographers’ Gallery London (2020) and Ryerson Image Ceter (Toronto) 2021.

He is a Professorial Fellow at UCA, Farnham, and Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London. He was Lead Curator for the Houston Fotofest 2018. His work is in many private and public collections including; George Eastman House (Rochester, USA), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Royal Ontario Museum, Tate, Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Dr Fiona Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Art History in the Fine Art department at Newcastle University. Her work explores LGBTQ social and sexual cultures and art from the 1970s to the present with a particular interest in practices of gentrification and preservation, q***r world making practices and the politics of urban space, mostly in the USA and the UK. She is the author of Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront (University of Chicago Press, 2019)

From 2016-2019, she was the UK Principal Investigator for Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Q***r Sexual Cultures (CRUSEV), a pan-European collaborative research project which explored LGBTQ social and sexual cultures of the 1970s and their significance for LGBTQ people and q***r artmaking across Europe now and in the future.

We look forward to seeing you there TOMORROW! 😉

Image credit: Sunil Gupta, Humayun’s Tomb from the series Exiles, 1987. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. Credit to the artist.

22/06/2020
Arts Council Collection

Arts Council Collection

In case you missed it!

A recording of the launch event for MA Curating the Art Museum exhibition 'Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday' featuring works from the Arts Council Collection is available to watch here:

We have been featured in The Guardian’s Art Weekly article!! Check it out through the link below
19/06/2020
Somerset House

We have been featured in The Guardian’s Art Weekly article!!

Check it out through the link below

'Unquiet Moments', curated by The Courtauld Gallery MA Curating the Art Museum students, is The Guardian's exhibition of the week.

Explore the exhibition online today: https://bit.ly/UnquietMoments

18/06/2020
Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday NOW Open!

🌟 Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is open NOW 🌟

We are so proud to announce that our exhibition has officially launched!

https://unquietmoments.courtauld.ac.uk/

Please enjoy this wonderful trailer by our talented videographer, Amy Douglas-Morris

We cannot wait to see you all tonight at 6pm BST for an exclusive curator tour, live from @somersethouse YouTube channel!

Film credit: Amy Douglas-Morris, 2020

✨Join us this evening for our Launch Party and curator’s tour as we celebrate the opening of Unquiet Moments: Capturing ...
18/06/2020
Somerset House

✨Join us this evening for our Launch Party and curator’s tour as we celebrate the opening of Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday ✨

⭐️We can’t wait to hear what you think⭐️

Join us this evening for a Facebook Live curators' tour of The Courtauld Gallery's MA Curating the Art Museum's online exhibition 'Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Every Day', which opens online today.

Streaming live from 18.00-19.00 BST.
https://bit.ly/UnquietMomentsTour

✨ Unquiet Moments events programme ✨We're excited to announce our exciting series of artists talks, film screenings and ...
17/06/2020

✨ Unquiet Moments events programme ✨

We're excited to announce our exciting series of artists talks, film screenings and many more!

Join us on Thursday to learn more about our exhibition!

🌟 UNQUIET MOMENTS: Capturing the Everyday 🌟We are beyond excited to announce MA Curating’s first fully digital exhibitio...
10/06/2020

🌟 UNQUIET MOMENTS: Capturing the Everyday 🌟

We are beyond excited to announce MA Curating’s first fully digital exhibition!

With works from the Arts Council Collection and The Courtauld Gallery, Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday draws attention to the diversity of the everyday life as experienced individually, collectively and across time and place.

The exhibition will include exclusive audio, film and text content to fully embrace this new exciting format.

Alongside the exhibition, we have an incredible programme of events coming very soon. Talks, film screenings and more... UNQUIET MOMENTS: Capturing the Everyday. Open NOW!

(Image description: #imagedescription This is a digital poster of the exhibition. The title: Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is written in a bold, navy font. It is underlined. There is a photo, with a clear fruit under a book. Underneath is written MA Curating the Art Museum, The Courtauld Institute of Art. End of description)

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✨EXCITING NEWS✨We have created an online archive for the GENERATIONS exhibition! generationsarchive.wordpress.comLast Ju...
22/01/2020

✨EXCITING NEWS✨

We have created an online archive for the GENERATIONS exhibition! generationsarchive.wordpress.com

Last June, we asked our visitors to respond to the question: “How do you connect to other generations?” We were very touched by the all responses we received and wanted to find a way for them to exist beyond the duration of our exhibition.

So, we are excited to announce that #GENxCourtauld lives on and now has a dedicated online archive for all the beautiful and thought-provoking replies we received!

Visit generationsarchive.wordpress.com to read more cards like these and try to find your own!

Thank you for supporting the MA Curating class of 2019. We wish the 2020 cohort all the best of luck!

“...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

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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

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

'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

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