About the exhibition

Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language has been co-curated by the twelve students of the MA Curating the Art Museum Programme led by Martin Caiger-Smith at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

After months of discussion and debate, we had the privilege to draw works from both The Courtauld Gallery’s rich collection ranging from the early Renaissance to the 20th century and the Art Council Collection’s exemplary collection of contemporary art. Together we have drawn works that resist immediate interpretation and invite the viewer to imagine and look beyond the spoken and written word.

This exhibition is a response to UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibilitya year-long programme of events and exhibitions at Somerset House celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia.

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Curated by:

Kristin Brisbois / Clara Rose Chivers / Martha Ellis Leach / Lydia Figes / Wells Fray-Smith / Samuel Glanville / Catlin Langford / Mathilde Le Coz / India Lewis / Claire Mead / Emily Riddle / Gabrielle Schwarz