Events Calendar
Nov 8
18:15 - 19:45
Visiting Artist Talk: Martin Clark
Artist Talks

Curator Martin Clark is Director at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, one of Scandinavia's most important institutions for contemporary art. Previously Artistic Director for Art Sheffield 2016, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, Curator of Exhibitions, Arnolfini, Bristol, and Curator at Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury UCA, over the past 16 years Martin Clark has curated and organised more than 50 exhibitions and projects. These include solo shows by Simon Starling, Robert Overby, Alex Katz, Lily van der Stokker, Albert Oehlen, Carol Bove, Dexter Dalwood, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Adam Chodzko, Deimantas Narkevicius and Eileen Quinlan, as well as group exhibitions including Pale Carnage (Arnolfini, 2007), The Dark Monarch, Magic and Modernity in British Art (Tate St Ives, 2009) and The Noing Uv It (Bergen Kunsthall, 2015).

In his previous role as Artistic Director at Tate St Ives he championed an ambitious and internationally recognised contemporary programme, as well as organising a number of exhibitions by important British and international modernists including Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Lucio Fontana, Barbara Hepworth, Marlow Moss and William Scott.

Clark will talk about curating as a practice, a responsibility and a process, with a particular emphasis on 'the group exhibition'. Focussing on a recent show The Noing Uv It, which he co-curated with artist Steven Claydon, at Bergen Kunsthall, and which featured work by over 30 international artists, he will examine how works of art both inhabit and create a curatorial space, and how exhibitions should work to open up objects and images, encouraging complexity and resisting resolution.

The talk is FREE to attend but please book via the link to Eventbrite.


Royal Dockyard Church,
Chatham Historic Dockyard
United Kingdom
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