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From National to International: Contemporary Art From the UK on the World Stage. A lecture by Emma Dexter

19 September 2017


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the British Council present a public lecture by Emma Dexter, the British Council’s Director of Visual Arts and Commissioner of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017.

Emma Dexter will share her curatorial experience and discuss the international promotion of UK contemporary art. She will share her professional experience as a curator and her experience in building relationships with different artists.

During the lecture, the audience will learn about the work of the British Council Visual Arts team and its promotion of established and emerging British talents abroad. Using the British Pavilion and the ‘Museum without Walls’ — the British Council’s art collection, as examples, Emma will talk about how to form an image of a country through international special projects and touring exhibitions.



Emma Dexter Curator, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council. In 2000 she became a Senior Curator at Tate Modern, curating Tate’s first large historical photographic exhibition Cruel and Tender, as well as major solo exhibitions by Luc Tuymans, Bruce Nauman, Frida Kahlo, and Pierre Huyghe.

She joined the British Council in September 2014 leading on the British Council’s extensive work connecting the UK’s visual artists with the world, which involves overseeing a programme of high profile international exhibitions, the British representation at the Venice Biennale, and running the British Council Collection of over 8,500 works of modern and contemporary UK art used for exhibition and display worldwide.



Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.

The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.


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