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Unexpected views

Monthly discussions about art with some of the most important cultural practitioners today
This event is part of Friday Lates.
Date
  • Friday, 26 July 2024 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday, 30 August 2024
Time
6.30 - 7.15 pm

About

Unexpected views are monthly conversations between our curators and some of the most important cultural practitioners of today. 

Discussions focus on a selected masterpiece from our Collection, exploring its relevance to the artist’s work, or more broadly to current social and cultural issues. 

By allowing for new discussions of old works, the series aims for critical, counter-intuitive and joyful approaches to our collection, which reflect the breadth of contemporary artistic practice.

Katrina Palmer

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Date
Friday, 26 July 2024 - FULLY BOOKED
Time
6.30 - 7.15 pm

Katrina Palmer responds to the gallery spaces in and around Room 18.

Katrina Palmer, a London-born and based artist, is our current Artist in Residence for 2024Palmer is best known for her investigations of sculptural materiality, which often involve written compositions and site-specific recordings to explore histories of absence within landscapes or institutional spaces. Her commission 'End Matter' for Artangel in 2015 saw her situated on the Isle of Portland where Portland stone is quarried. She produced an audio tour based on her writing during her residency on the isle which was turned into a play for Radio 4 and a publication.

In 2014, she was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, and was shortlisted for the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award in 2015. She completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art in 2012 and this year received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex. A third edition of her book 'The Dark Object' (Book Works, London, 2010) was published this year. Palmer is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Image: Portrait of Katrina Palmer, the Gallery's 2024 Artist in Residence. Photo: The National Gallery, London

Jesse Jones

Date
Friday, 30 August 2024

Jesse Jones takes inspiration from female saints such as Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo’s ‘Mary Magdalene’.

Jesse Jones is a Dublin-based artist. Jones’ practice is multi-platform, working in film, performance and sculpture through speculative feminisms and myth. She represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017 and has had solo shows at Mimosa House, London, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, and the Guggenheim, Bilbao. Jones is currently exhibiting a new body of work at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, entitled ‘Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon’, a 16mm film installation made in response to Artemisia Gentileschi’s masterpiece ‘Self-portrait as St Catherine of Alexandria’ (1616), as part of our National Treasures tour.

This event is a rescheduled event from 28 June.

Image: Jesse Jones, 'Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon' 2024. Production still Mark Duggan

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Unexpected views

Monthly discussions about art with some of the most important cultural practitioners today
This event is part of Friday Lates.
Date
  • Friday, 26 July 2024 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday, 30 August 2024
Time
6.30 - 7.15 pm

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