exhibit art work museum context
Sarah Allen — Workshop
Espacio Miguel Delibes
PIC.A International photography School
Av. de la Magia, 4
Sarah Allen – photography specialist and Assistant Curator at Tate Modern–, will lead a session discussing approaches to photography in the museum context. She will give an insight into Tate Modern’s approach to collecting and exhibiting photography discussing how the museum has built its collection, what it has chosen to acquire and why. Along with this perspective the workshop will be dedicated to address the exhibition of work both on the gallery wall as well as through the medium of the photobook.
Depending on the project and the artist’s proposal these two different ways of distributing art work can be developed independently or complementary to one another. As every project fits a better outcome, the teacher will express a point of view about the participant’s projects regarding these display and distribution decisions. Along this analysis, Sarah will lead the participants into a following discussion dedicated to editing, displaying and writing about your work.
Each participant will have the opportunity to present their work and receive constructive feedback on their project from the expert and the group. The aim of the workshop is to introduce and equip participants with skills related the collection and display of work in a museum context. This workshop would suit a range of photographers but in particular those that are emerging or those seeking advice on projects close to completion.
*Be aware: this workshop takes place simultaneously with the Portfolio Reviews. Because of this schedule it’s not posible to apply to both activities. To attend this workshop and enjoy portfolio reviews as well, Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña may be of your interest. Check the portfolio reviewers here.
Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, UK. Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and exhibitions as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. She has recently curated Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017) as well as the thematic displays 1968 Protest and the Photobook (2018), Iranian photobooks (2017) and integrated displays featuring Stephen Shore (2017) and Shunk-Kender (2016). She has a specialist focus on photobooks and is curator of the Martin Parr photobook collection. She is currently working on the major exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art.
Before taking up her role at Tate she worked in several museums and galleries including The Photographers’ Gallery, London, The Hugh Lane, Dublin and The Solomon R.Guggenheim, New York.