Richard Martin

Curator | Writer | Academic


Tate Modern Image by Peter Saville

Tate Modern image by Peter Saville


Tate Intensive: Making Tomorrow’s Art Museum (Tate Modern, 2016): Curator of the inaugural Tate Intensive programme, bringing together 30 international museum professionals for a series of workshops, talks and gallery visits. Keynote speakers: Maria Balshaw, Frances Morris, Farshid Moussavi, Cornelia Parker, and Nicholas Serota.




Katharine Hepburn

Her: The Politics of Female Stardom (BFI Southbank, 2015): a special study day, devised and taught with Lucy Scholes. Organised as part of the BFI’s Katharine Hepburn season, with support from David Somerset.



European Cinema after the Berlin Wall (Hackney Picturehouse, 2014): an illustrated talk and discussion held in November 2014, with support from Lucy Orr.





Lucio Fontana, Spatial Concept 'Waiting' (1960)

Lucio Fontana, Spatial Concept ‘Waiting’ (1960). © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

On the Edge (Tate Modern, 2014): a six-week course on precariousness, balance and marginality. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes, and featuring a guest contribution from Adam Kaasa. Full course outline available here.


The Apathy Complex (Tate Modern, 2012): a six-week course examining apathy and its relationship to notions of participation, boredom, repetition and rebellion. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes, and featuring a guest contribution from art producer Asad Raza. Full course outline available here.





Caché (dir. Michael Haneke, 2005)

Caché (dir. Michael Haneke, 2005)

Hidden (Tate Modern, 2011): a six-week course exploring notions of concealment, containment and transparency. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes. Full course outline available here.







Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

Projecting Desire: Sex, Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Tate Modern, 2010): a six-week course tracing thematic and theoretical links in the work of Freud, Schnitzler and Kubrick. Created and taught with Lucy Scholes, organised in association with the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London (thanks to Richard Daniels and Sarah Mahurter), and featuring contributions from Jan Harlan and Katharina Kubrick. Full course outline available here.





Poster for the screening of Blue Velvet at Tate Modern

Mapping the Lost Highway: New Perspectives on David Lynch (Tate Modern, 2009): Organiser, introductory speaker and panel chair of an international symposium on David Lynch held at Tate Modern in October 2009, with an accompanying film programme at the Birkbeck Cinema. A specially-commissioned interview with Lynch was shown at the symposium, with further contributions from Parveen AdamsSarah Churchwell, Stuart ComerGregory Crewdson, Simon CritchleyMarko DanielRoger Luckhurst, Tom McCarthyDaria Martin, Chris Rodley, Jamieson Webster, and Louise Wilson. Footage from the event can be seen here. The symposia was supported by the London Consortium, the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE), and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS). (Thanks to Marko Daniel and Sandra Sykorova.)




Crossing the Boundaries poster

Critiquing Kubrick: A Masterclass on Eyes Wide Shut (Birkbeck, 2009): A special screening and discussion of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999), organised with Lucy Scholes, and featuring a Q+A session with Jan Harlan, the film’s Executive Producer. Held at the Birkbeck Cinema on 24 October 2009, the event was part of the inaugural Inside Out Festival, and was supported by LCACE and the London Consortium.


Crossing the Boundaries: A Conference on Interdisciplinarity and Research (Birkbeck, 2008): A postgraduate conference, held at Birkbeck, University of London on 31 May 2008. Organised with Ben Cranfield (with support from Cameron Cartiere, Birkbeck’s Faculty of Lifelong Learning and Consortium Projects), chaired by Marko Daniel (Tate Modern), and featuring keynote lectures by Tim Boon (Science Museum) and Matthew Gandy (UCL). The full programme for the conference can be seen here.