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Curator, Writer

Clare Carolin

  • CountryUnited Kingdom

About

Clare Carolin is Senior Tutor on the CCA MA Course at the Royal College of Art and a freelance curator and writer based in London. From 1999 to 2006 she was Curator at the Hayward Gallery where she curated and organised numerous exhibitions including Eyes, Lies and Illusions: The Art of Deception (with Werner Nekes and Marina Warner), Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye (with Francesco Bonami), Warte Mal: Prostitution after the Velvet Revolution and Facts of Life: Contemporary Art from Japan (with Jonathan Watkins), as well as major retrospectives of the work of Panamarenko, Sam Taylor-Wood and Malcolm Morley. While at the Hayward she also produced touring projects for the National Touring Exhibitions programme including Fantasy Architecture: 1500-2036, Incommunicado and A Secret Service: Art, Compulsion, Concealment .

Her writing and interviews have appeared in various exhibition catalogues and in Kalias: Revista de Arte, La Vanguardia de Barcelona, Contemporary, The Art Newspaper, artnet.com and The Brooklyn Rail.

Summary of Research Field

For the past decade I have curated and organised exhibitions in a wide variety of media and formats. Many of these projects have involved the complete redesign and rebuilding of gallery interiors, work that I have undertaken myself, or in consultation/collaboration with artists and architects. This process has led to the development of my interest in the phenomenology of the exhibition experience. In particular how space, text, architecture and the moving image function in relation to each other in the gallery context. I am dedicated to investigating the history of these key relationships in modern and contemporary aesthetics, and to developing new cinematic and spatial paradigms through exhibition curation and publication

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