MRes Art: Exhibition Studies is a postgraduate research course studying the history of contemporary art from the perspective of the exhibition form – when artworks are encountered by publics, and shaped by display, discourse and critical reception.

MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, run by Afterall's editorial team, is in its second year. Located at the new campus of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in King's Cross, London, the course examines how contemporary art exhibitions shape the way art is both seen and made.

The course is led by Lucy Steeds and Pablo Lafuente, who are joined by their colleagues at Afterall, including Charles Esche, Melissa Gronlund and Line Ellegaard, and international practitioners in the field of art and exhibition making. Visiting lecturers have included art historian Claire Bishop and Roger Buergel, curator and artistic director of documenta 12.

The course, which lasts for two years and is taught three days per week, is directly tailored to individual interests and strengths and students have the opportunity to further their work through involvement in dedicated research and publishing projects, such as the Exhibition Histories book series, which Afterall publishes in association with the Van Abbemuseum, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

MRes Art: Exhibition Studies is part of a new Postgraduate Art Programme at Central Saint Martins, a college of the University of the Arts London, which also includes MA Fine Art, MA Art and Science, MA Photography, MRes Art: Moving Image and MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy.

Students benefit from study at Central Saint Martins, one of the most prestigious art institutions in the world. The course will be based at King’s Cross, the college’s new campus in Central London, providing unrivalled exposure to an illustrious faculty dedicated to a broad range of art and design disciplines.

For more information on the Postgraduate Art Programme or this MRes in particular please visit the website of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.