2019 Archive: Generations: Connecting Across Time and Place

Generations: Connecting Across Time and Place

8 June – 3 July 2019
Somerset House (East Wing Galleries)


Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father, 1997. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the Estate of Donald G Rodney

GENERATIONS: Connecting Across Time and Place was an exhibition curated by students of the MA Curating the Art Museum programme at The Courtauld Institute of Art. The exhibition brought together twelve British and UK-based contemporary artists, working across a dynamic range of media from installation to photography, sculpture to video. It explores the importance of the connections we make across generations, from our closest relationships to the legacies of wider, collective histories.

GENERATIONS was part of the Somerset House 2019 summer programme, which celebrated the rich contribution of different cultures to Britain, and invites visitors to explore issues of identity, representation and perception in our society. The works were drawn from the Arts Council Collection and LUX and with the generous support of Christian Levett.

Read our press release [pdf]

Large print wall texts and captions of the exhibition are available

View the full archive of the visitors’ feedback