Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

Visited the Gillian Wearing/ Claude Cahun exhibition at the Portrait Gallery. Wonderful wonderful exhibition and research experience as both artists ‘share a fascination with the self-portrait and use the self-image, through the medium of photography, to explore themes around identity and gender, which is often played out through masquerade and performance’. The whole exhibition was… Read More Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask

Talk: Art in Polarised Times (LCF)

Some notes and thoughts about the talk which was chaired by Jeremy Till – Head of CSM: pragmatic acceptance (worst approach to issues) current politics – accentuation of the old form but with a more corruptive method   Populism: political parties tend to represent sectional interests but populists pretend to promote themselves as ‘beyond politics’ populism… Read More Talk: Art in Polarised Times (LCF)