Online Event
Thu 18 Jun 2020

Unquiet Moments Curator Tour

Programmed by students at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Thu 18 Jun 2020
18.00 - 19.00
Streamed Live
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A special launch event to celebrate the opening of Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday, the first online exhibition by the MA Curating students at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is an exhibition dedicated to the recording of everyday life through the making of art. It gathers images and objects that capture the intimate joys and tragedies that shape our individual and collective histories. Here, diaries of personal experience, portraits of families and communities, and traces of loss have become works of art.

This launch party will include a curators’ tour of the exhibition, led by the nine students of the MA Curating programme. The curators will also offer insight into their creative process, reflecting on questions such as what does it mean to curate an online exhibition, and how can we harness the potential of digital platforms to interact with audiences in new and exciting ways? The tour will be followed by an audience Q&A, moderated by Karishma Rafferty, Curator at Somerset House.

Unquiet Moments was initially conceived in response to a chapter of Somerset House’s history as the site of the public Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages. In its adapted, digital form, the exhibition speaks to a time in which a global pandemic has altered the rhythms of daily life for many. At a time where our everyday interactions have taken on new meaning, Unquiet Moments draws attention to the diversity of everyday life as experienced individually, collectively and across time and place. Drawn from the Arts Council Collection and The Courtauld Gallery, these artworks speak to an enduring impulse to record, reflect upon and resist the everyday. 

This event is part of The Courtauld and Somerset House collaborative digital programme which is supported by


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Image: Nigel Shafran, Fruit bowl collecting water (from Dad’s Office 1996-1998), 1996-1998. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.