Curators Talk: Exhibiting the Arctic (online)

From the series Dikson © Evgenia Arbugaeva Courtesy the artist and The Photographers’ Gallery

Curators Talk: Exhibiting the Arctic (online)


This event is part of our Past Programme

Join the exhibition curators of Evgenia Arbugaeva: Hyperborea and Arctic: Culture and Climate in this hour long talk

This online event features Anna Dannemann (The Photographers’ Gallery), Amber Lincoln (British Museum) and Karen McQuaid (The Photographers’ Gallery), curators of Evgenia Arbugaeva: Hyperborea and Arctic: Culture and Climate. Both exhibitions look at the Arctic as a point of inspiration - as both subject and material. Together in this hour-long discussion, they will give insight into the weather, climate and the pressures it puts on its peoples - themes shared across the two exhibitions and what it means to show work of and from that region.

Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place. 

Watch this event from Wed 17 March, 18.30 BST

Curators Talk: Exhibiting the Arctic

Members who register for this event will enjoy an exclusive 15-minute preview, where they will have the opportunity to meet the curators and gain further insights into how they curated the two exhibitions ahead of the main talk.


Anna Dannemann is a senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, United Kingdom. She curated numerous exhibitions since joining the gallery in 2013, including the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Feminist Avant-Garde (with Gabriele Schor) and Four Saints in Three Acts (with Patricia Almer & John Sears).

Amber Lincoln is a curator in the Americas Section for the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum and lead curator for the Citi exhibition Arctic: Culture and Climate (21 October 2020 – 21 February 2021). Lincoln is an anthropologist and continues to work with Indigenous Research Partners in the North on topics concerning material heritage, history, and processes of making.

Karen McQuaid is Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery. She has curated many exhibitions including Jim Goldberg, Open See (2009); Fiona Tan, Vox Populi, London (2012); Andy Warhol, Photographs: 1976 – 1987 (2014); and Rosângela Rennó, Río-Montevideo (2016). She recently co-curated Shot in Soho (2019) with Julian Rodriguez, and also facilitates TPG New Talent, a programme and exhibition for UK based emerging practitioners.

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