Curating in action
Artakt’s mission is to cross the boundaries of art and science, subtly, imaginatively, and distinctively. We take an innovative approach to exhibition making by exploring diverse and topical subjects rooted in art and science, including Leonardo da Vinci, art and neuroscience, the history of genetics, and the representation of sex. One of the distinctive traits of our projects is the constructive juxtaposition of historical and contemporary art works and objects.
We research, curate and produce high level exhibitions, publications, and related events for major national and international museums and galleries. We facilitate dynamic collaborations between artists, scientists, designers and architects. We advise private individuals including collectors and artists.
Artakt’s motivated team provides a wealth of resources and expertise and offers an extensive network of relationships within the public and private sectors of art and science. Associating with Artakt brings exposure at national and international level in major museums and art galleries, alignment with top-level artists, scientists, academics and cultural institutions.
In 2003 Artakt became part of Research and Innovation at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London. Previously known as Wallace Kemp Artakt Ltd‚ the consultancy was established in 2001 by Martin Kemp and Marina Wallace in the wake of their highly successful exhibition Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery, London.
Artakt also offers Ph.D supervision in the fields of art and science, and curatorial practice and theory. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary research that reflects upon visual culture (historical and contemporary) and innovative curatorial ideas.