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Adjunct Curator, Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational (Modernisms)

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Reference:TG2416 

Opportunity type:Other - see advert, See advert 

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Location:London - Tate Modern, Bankside  

Closing date:15 July 2019 at midnight 

Tate is seeking to engage an experienced curator or researcher of modern and contemporary international art, with a focus on modernisms beyond Euramerica, to be an Adjunct Curator for the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational. The Adjunct Curator will have a specialism in early 20th Century art and carry out research in multiple modernisms.

The Adjunct Curator will position modernisms within a transnational and gender-balanced outlook. Art historical revisioning will be at the centre of this role, looking at multiple modern histories and (re)discovering neglected artistic figures of the modern period. Focus areas could include ‘primitivism’, ethnographic museology, representation and the perception of race in modern art, modernist women artists and multiple conceptions of ‘modernism’. This position offers the chance to play a role in supporting Tate to fulfil its ambition of rethinking the history of modern and contemporary art from alternative geographies and multiple vantage points.

The Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational promotes new ways of interpreting and presenting art through the framework of ‘transnational’; a way of understanding and curating art that encourages the idea that art and its histories are interconnected beyond its country of origin. Integrated within Tate’s curatorial vision, the Centre’s work is manifested in our exhibitions, new acquisitions and collection displays as well as in academic outcomes and public programme. For more information please visit: https://www.tate.org.uk/research/research-centres/hyundai-tate-research-centre-transnational

You will be an experienced curator or researcher with an in-depth knowledge of international art, with a particular specialism in early 20th Century modernisms beyond Euramerica. A track record of publication and research, an established network of contacts and an understanding of the issues surrounding collecting modern art for museums are expected. You will also be a first-class communicator who can write for a variety of audiences.

To fulfil this brief, you will need:

• Expert knowledge and practical and scholarly involvement in positioning modernism in transnational and gender-balanced context
• A track record of publication and research and demonstrable knowledge of the field
• An established network of contacts, an understanding of the issues surrounding collecting modern art for museums and a knowledge of the current scholarly discourse
• Excellent research and writing skills in English, including the capacity to write authoritative texts for specialist readership as well as accessible texts for a general public
• Demonstrable excellence in verbal communication and presentation and the ability to represent Tate externally

The freelance contract will be for 2 years and will attract a fee of £20,000 per annum. The time spent on the work is flexible although will likely require three days per week.

Please submit a personal statement (no more than 500 words) along with a current CV to htrc.transnational@tate.org.uk by 15 July 2019.

After a shortlisting process, the final selection of candidates will be invited to an interview on 18-19 July 2019.

For more information please refer to Project Brief document.

Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please submit a personal statement (no more than 500 words) along with a current CV to htrc.transnational@tate.org.uk by 15 July 2019. For more information please refer to Project Brief document.