Photography and Curation
Tuesdays 14:00 - 17:00
13 November - 4 December 2018 (four sessions)
8 January - 12 February 2019 (six sessions)
This course examines the various ways curating can shape our encounter with and understanding of the photographic image. At a time when academic curating programs are expanding globally and our understanding of the practice is evolving, this is a unique opportunity to focus on the role of the curator through the lens of photography.
Over 10 sessions participants will be exposed to a number of key philosophical as well as practical insights relating to the constantly evolving display, organisation and public dissemination of photographs. Led by renowned curator and Editor of 1000 Words, Tim Clark, and in collaboration with Photography at London College of Communication, the course receives input from a number of highly-regarded photography professionals working in public galleries and collections and as independent curators, including Susan Bright and Urs Stahel. The aim is for participants to gain a greater insight into the fundamental decisions and modes of thinking that go into curating exhibitions and writing about or with photographs. Expect presentations, readings, group discussions and visits as well as an assignment in the form of proposing a ‘fantasy’ exhibition, to be presented either individually or in groups, at the end of the course.
Tim Clark is a curator, writer and since 2008, has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words. Previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London and Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017, he has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Martin Parr, Mariken Wessels, Edgar Martins and Peter Watkins. Group exhibitions include Rebecoming (2014) and Lexicon of Crime (2017). He is currently finalising Who’s looking at the family, now? as Curator of Photo50 for London Art Fair 2019 and the headline exhibition for FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019 at QUAD Derby, co-curated with Louise Clements.
£350/£320 members & concessions. Ticket holders are able to access the gallery exhibitions on each day of the course.
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