Behind the scenes

About Us

 

This exhibition has been curated by the students on the MA Curating the Art Museum programme at The Courtauld Institute of Art. The programme, now in its third year, is led by Martin Caiger-Smith and is aimed at art curators of the future. The exhibition project is the culmination of the practical side of this twelve-month course. The eleven students, from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada and the United States, were asked to mount a public exhibition in the Courtauld Gallery, from its initial concept to its realisation in the gallery space.

 

BLOOD TEARS FAITH DOUBT has been curated by:

Ariane Belisle | Elizabeth Buhe | Alexandra Burnett | Juliet Chippindale |
Louisa Elderton | James Ford | Aurica Garcia Schaible | Hannah L. Fuller |
Rebecca Newell | Mareike Spendel | Rafaela Van der Heyden

 

The MA Programme Curating the Art Museum, 2009/10 is generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation

Find out more about the MA programme.




Acknowledgements


The MA Curating the Art Museum students would like to thank the following people and organisations for their help and assistance in making this exhibition possible:

The artists
The Arts Council Collection
The Courtauld Gallery
Robert Graham of Heath Lambert Ltd
Sarum Print
The White Wall Company
Display Ways
Arterium Ltd

General Information


Exhibition Hours

17th June – 18th July 2010
Open Daily 10am – 6pm (last admission 17.30)
Free admission to exhibition with gallery ticket


The Courtauld Gallery
Somerset House
Strand
London WC2R 0RN
+44 (0)20 7848 2526
macurating@courtauld.ac.uk


Developing the Exhibition

 




Getting to know some of The Courtauld Gallery collections

The process begins with students exploring the different collections. There are approximately 20,000 prints and 6,000 drawings in The Courtauld alone!



The Courtauld Institute of Art, Prints and Drawings Room

The Curating students exploring the Courtauld print collection with the Curator of Prints, Dr. Joanna Selborne.



Too many works to choose from!

Students narrow down the object list, deciding which historical and contemporary works to bring together.



Deciding where to place the works

The Curating students use a plan of the gallery space and scaled images of the works to decide where to place the objects before installing them.




Final checks to the exhibition booklet design


Installation










 


The Exhibition


Faith and Incredulity



From left:

Adam Chodzko (b. 1965), 2101 Km/Hr (Secretor) 1993

Manifestation juice (food dye and glycerine), lead, plastic, acrylic and acetate
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist, Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999


Polidoro da Caravaggio (1492-1543), The Incredulity of Saint Thomas c. 1531-35
Oil on panel, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Devotion



From left:

Adam Chodzko (b. 1965), 9468 Km/Hr (Secretor),  9605 Km/Hr (Secretor) 1993

Manifestation juice (food dye and glycerine), lead, plastic, acrylic and acetate
Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist, Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999


Follower of Dieric Bouts the Elder (c. 1415-1475), Christ Crowned with Thorns, c. 1475, Oil on panel, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Suffering and Compassion



From left:

Style of Jacopo di Cione (1320-30-c. 1398), Virgin and Child with Four Saints, with Christ Crucified, 14th century, Tempera on panel, integral frame with arched top, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Mark Fairnington (b. 1957), The Greek Madonna, 1993, Oil and gold leaf on panel, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist, Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999

Attributed to Giampietrino, (active c. 1510-1540), The Virgin and Child with Saint Jerome, c. 1510-1530, Oil on panel, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London


Grayson Perry (b. 1960), Spirit Jar, 1994, Glazed earthenware, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist



From left:

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804), Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 18th century, Pen and ink, watercolour and black chalk on paper, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Phil Brown (b. 1958) Untitled (hand), 1994, Silicone and plaster, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999



From left:

Mark Fairnington (b. 1957), The Greek Madonna, 1993, Oil and gold leaf on panel, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist, Gift of Charles Saatchi 1999

Attributed to Giampietrino, (active c. 1510-1540), The Virgin and Child with Saint Jerome, c. 1510-1530, Oil on panel, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Workshop of Jan Gossaert (1478-1532), Virgin and Child (Anna von Bergen and her son), c. 1525, Oil on panel, © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

Installation photographs © Ariane Belisle



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