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CA Position: Tim Clark – 1000 Words Magazine

Lecture 25.02.20

CA Positions
Tuesday 25.02.20, 16.30 – 18.00

Camera Arts, BA Visual Communication
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Art and Design

745, Viscosistadt, Nylsuisseplatz 1, 6020 Emmenbrücke
Camera Arts / Media Lab, 1. OG

1000 Words issue 32 cover

Tim Clark, curator, writer and editor-in-chief of the award-winning online magazine 1000 Words is our guest for this year’s Transmedia Storytelling workshop.


Tim Clark is a curator, writer and since 2008, has been editor in chief and director at 1000 Words, which was nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016.

He has also previously held the positions of associate curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London, artistic director of Photo Oxford 2017 (together with Greg Hobson), curator of Photo50 for London Art Fair 2019 and guest curator at FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019. Clark has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Martin Parr, Mariken Wessels, Edgar Martins and Peter Watkins.

Group exhibitions have included Mutable: Multiple (2019), co-curated with Louise Fedotov-Clements, featuring Max Pinckers, Edgar Martins, Virginie Rebetez, Anne Golaz, Stefanie Moshammer and Amani Willett; Who’s looking at the family, now? (2019) including works by Erik Kessels, Mariela Sancari, Trish Morrissey, Lebohang Kganye, Jonny Briggs and Leonie Hampton, among others; Lexicon of Crime (2017) presenting works by Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive; and Rebecoming (2014) featuring Tereza Zelenkova, Lucy Levene, Virgilio Ferreira and Henrik Malmstrom.

He recently curated Max Pinckers: Margins of Excess for Lishui Art Museum, China and is now working on the exhibition New Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography for Alona Pardo, together with Ekow Eshun and Jonathan D. Katz, at Barbican Art Gallery from 20 February 2020 – 17 May 2020. The exhibition will then tour to LUMA Foundation at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles from 29 June – 20 September 2020 and Gropius-Bau, Berlin from 16 October 2020 until 10 January 2021.Clark is also a guest curator at Guernsey Photography Festival 2020, presenting three exhibitions under the title Real generosity towards the future lies in giving it all to the present.

He writes widely for the likes of FOAM, TIME LightboxPhotoworks, Objectiv and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and publications for the Barbican, Archive of Modern Conflict, Jerwood Visual Arts Foundation and Skinnerboox. Media outlets such as The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Wallpaper*, Vice, and BBC have profiled his work. Clark is associate lecturer on the MA in Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, and also recently led the first Photography & Curation short course at The Photographers’ Gallery, London in partnership with London College of Communication, where he is associate lecturer on the BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Installation view: Max Pinckers: Margins of Excess at Lishui Art Museum, 2019

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