24 January – 10 May 2015
‘Self: Image and Identity’ at Turner Contemporary brings together over 100 works to examine the evolving presence of the self in art. Sir Antony van Dyck’s Self-portrait (1640-41) serves as the point of departure for an expansive look at self-portraiture through the centuries.
The exhibition places historical and contemporary artists side-by-side, encompassing a wide variety of media. Works featured include Georg Baselitz Fingermalerei – Akt (1973), Gilbert & George A Portrait of the Artist as Young Men (1970) and IN THE PISS (1997), Tracey Emin Why I Never Became a Dancer (1995) and The Last Thing I said to you is don't leave me here (2000) and Sam Taylor-Johnson Self Portrait in a Single Breasted Suit with Hare (2001). Sculpture works include Damien Hirst Contemplating a Self Portrait as a Pharmacist (1998) and Antony Gormley SUBLIMATE XXXI (2013), one of the most recent works in this comprehensive survey.
Turner Contemporary offer a variety of activities throughout the run of the exhibition, including free exhibition tours, ‘spotlight stories’ and comedy art audio guides. Visit turnercontemporary.org for full information.
‘Self: Image and Identity’
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'Self: Image and Identity', Turner Contemporary installation view
© the artists and Turner Contemporary Photo: Stephen White