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Exhibitions: Histories, Practices

Girl examining an exhibit at a summer show
Image courtesy of UAL

The research focus of this group considers exhibitions and curating, inside and outside the museum and the gallery space, as a way to examine the validity of claims these practices make for contemporary art and as a means to analyse their effects, historically and in the present.

Connected to this strand is the new MRes Art: Exhibition Studies at Central Saint Martins delivered in conjunction with Afterall.

Group members

David Morris | Dr Alison Green | Dr Caterina Albano | Dr Joanne Morra | Dr Michaela Giebelhausen | Erika Tan | Jon Cairns | Charles Esche | Yaiza Hernández

Activities and outputs

  • Wall and Page Display. Reconsidering Presentational Context in Photographic Exhibitions, 1950-1970 18 April 2018.
  • Afterall Editorial Workshop with David Teh, 21 June 2017.
  • Tara McDowell: ‘Pure Information: Conceptual Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’, 26 May 2015.
  • Research presentations on Exhibition Studies, 24 March 2015.
  • Hammad Nasar - Navigating the Afterlife of 'The Other Story', 14 April 2015
  • Bojana Piškur: ‘Museum of the Workers’, Feb 2015
  • Anthony Yung: ‘Asia Art Archive and Exhibitions in Mainland China 1979 to 1999′, 2014.

Talks in the Exhibition Histories series at Whitechapel Gallery London:


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