Turk, G (2015) Portrait of something that I’ll never really see (1997). In: Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 24 January - 10 May 2015.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Abstract: A photograph of the artist from the neck up with his eyes closed.
Official URL: https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/sel...
Date: January 2015
Event Location: Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: C-type print
Measurements/Duration: H895 x W895 mm

In a world where 'selfies' have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day?

In this extraordinary new exhibition, Turner Contemporary becomes a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated in the 21st century, sparking conversations on history, celebrity, collecting, gender, mortality and contemporary approaches.

Historical and contemporary artists sit side by side, including Sir Anthony van Dyck, Mary Beale, Louise Bourgeois, John Constable, Tracey Emin, Jason Evans, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Angelica Kauffmann, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Yinka Shonibare MBE, JMW Turner and Andy Warhol.

Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
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