REF 2021 Impact Case Study: Brains to Biennale: Bridging Art and Science to Build Audiences and Develop Artists


Description of impact

Marius Kwint is a cultural and art historian whose curatorial research practice has significantly enhanced the public profile of institutions and individual artists with whom he has worked. His 2012 Wellcome Collection exhibition Brains: the Mind as Matter broke house records for visitor numbers and had online engagements in the millions. This led to Kwint being appointed to re-curate it for Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry in 2013-14, to spearhead a programme of building new audiences. Established and emerging artists have additionally benefited from Kwint’s curatorial collaboration and writing, since he has featured them not only in Brains, but also in the global contemporary art arena, notably the 2015 Venice Biennale official collateral exhibition Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us.
Impact statusClosed
Impact date1 Aug 201331 Dec 2020


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