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Curating Contemporary Art (MA)

Camille Provost

Our project delves into the dynamics of unconventional kinship in contemporary society. Titled Un/tied, our project proposal strives to communicate the multitude of forms of kinship that extend beyond traditional biological frameworks. In Un/tied, we aim to reflect upon and recognise interweaving and diverse forms of kinship that are not necessarily limited to hereditary ties. Our approach involves a collective search for new possibilities and emergent structures.

Designed as an intimate reading room, complete with a curated library, the display is crafted to foster dialogue and interrogate how contemporary kinship is imagined, created and sustained. The library showcases relevant works that analyse concepts of kinship and study its manifestation in material, human and non-human, and temporal contexts. These texts are presented alongside portraits and films, which consider alternative and queer forms of kinship. Sculptures by artist Clementine Edwards invite viewers to think about material kinship beyond the nuclear family.

Our programmed live element focuses specifically upon kinship within the trans community. Featuring artist Donna Marcus Duke with collaborators Biogal, Amani and Jetsün Shenkyong-ma, the event incorporates elements of lecturing and cabaret. Radical, political, and spiritual expressions of trans kinship are explored through a series of readings and performances. The event aims to nurture a sense of community while simultaneously challenging established norms and navigating societal challenges and prejudices.

Image credit as follows: Me and My Dad Will Build a Whole Kingdom of Stuff I Find on This Playground by Tomorrow Morning (detail) Clementine Edwards, 2023. Photo: Simon Vogel

A photo of Camille Provost. She wears a frange and a nice soft pink lipstick.

Camille Provost is an independent curator and multidisciplinary artist based in Paris and London. Her current artistic practice is invested in exploring human emotions through colours and movement.

In her graduate dissertation, Loving Curating/Curating Love, she explores the transformative power of a love ethic in driving meaningful social changes within our society, and more specifically in the field of curatorial practice. By engaging with Bell hook’s profound insights on love and Elke Krasny and Lara Perry's recent writings on «care», she invites us to consider the possibility and benefits of practising a love ethic within the curatorial context. 

Prior to her time at the Royal College of Art, Camille studied Art History and Archeology at the Sorbonne, Paris. She has worked in commercial sectors of the arts in Paris, France.