Eimear Martin, curator at the Hayward Gallery, came in to meet Culture, Criticism and Curation students to discuss how the role of the curator is evolving and what a curator's career may entail in the future.
The talk was part of an ongoing series of Professional Development organised by SUARTS, the Students' Union of UAL and funded by UAL Commonplace. Eimear Martin, a curator with over ten years’ experience in the contemporary arts sector, has worked on and contributed to a number of group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery.
The ensuing roundtable discussion saw UAL students quiz Eimear on her career to date and the practical ‘ins and outs’ of curation as a profession as well as the relationships necessary to balance the demands of the art and logistical demands from institutions and audience expectations and needs.
The students discussed their possible futures as curators, the future of curation as it evolves, the use and misuse of the term, its western determinacy and how our current understanding of curation of art and culture is a relatively new development.
For more information on SUARTS Industry Talks and roundtable discussions and opportunities for UAL students please visit: http://www.suarts.org/creative