Online from 18th June
Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is an exhibition curated by students on the Curating the Art Museum MA course at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Somerset House in London, where the Institute is based, has a history as the home of the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and the exhibition connects with that by drawing attention to the diversity of everyday life as experienced individually and collectively, across time and place.
The works are drawn from the Arts Council Collection and The Courtauld Gallery, and span four hundred years, from the 17th century to the present day. This is the Institute’s first fully digital version of its annual exhibition, and by including a variety of audio, film and text content, the exhibition embraces the opportunities afforded by online presentation, enabling it to reach a far wider audience in the current pandemic crisis than the original plan to stage it physically.
Highlighted artists include Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Paul Cézanne, Sunil Gupta, Berthe Morisot, Nigel Shafran, Alek O and Andrea Luka Zimmerman. The website is currently password-protected but will open to the public on the 18th June- unquietmoments.courtauld.ac.uk/
The Courtauld is undergoing a major transformation project to make its world-class artworks, research and teaching accessible to more people, with the Gallery reopening to the public in 2021.
Image: Barbara Walker – Boundary I (2000), oil on canvas.
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist and Cristea Roberts Gallery, gift of the artist, 2014