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Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

Bernard Cohen, Lithograph III

R.B. Kitaj, The Prevention of Destitution (1970) Screenprint

Tess Jaray, At Regensburg he crossed... (2001) Screenprint

Ian Whittlesea, Studio Paintings – Index (2003) Offset lithograph  

Martin Vincent, Dream (2002) Inkjet print


 

In Conversation

23 April 2012–4 May 2012

Private view: Friday 20 April 2012, 6–8 pm
(Invitation only, RSVP essential, non transferable)

We are pleased to announce In Conversation, a group exhibition using a selection of artworks from the Government Art Collection. Addressing concepts of visual, written and oral language, this exhibition features work by Jacques Charoux, Bernard Cohen, Douglas Gordon, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gordon House, Tess Jaray, R.B. Kitaj, Lilliane Lijn, Rachel Lowe, Martin Vincent and Ian Whittlesea, and includes a number of live events and tours. In addition to the works from the GAC we will be presenting Word for Word (2004), a conversation and transcription work by Nick Thurston and Pavel Buchler. Nick Thurston is an artist who writes, and is the Editor of the independent publishing imprint Information as Material.

On Tuesday 1 May, from 6pm to 8pm, artist Ian Whittlesea, whose work is included in the exhibition, will be in conversation with LMU Lecturer Dr Nick Haeffner. (Places are limited so please book early.)

Works of art held within the Government Art Collection advocate British diplomacy whilst promoting the nation’s art and heritage. Through their own ‘silent’ visual language they perform an important role stimulating conversation, whilst providing a surface whereby an extended discourse might be developed.

In Conversation will explore the performative nature of language in particular association to the works of art on display, creating both a conversation and space for aesthetic contemplation.

In Conversation is curated by students of the MA Curating the Contemporary: Carrie Anne Duff, Philippa O’Driscoll and Helen Spence. The course is taught by the London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Gallery with the Government Art Collection.

Read a review published by the Londonist here

Government Art Collection
Queens Yard, 179a Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PA

Open to the public: Monday–Friday, 23 April–4 May, 12–6pm.

Free. Booking Essential: T: 020 7580 9120 | E: gac@culture.gov.uk
For further information: www.gac.culture.gov.uk
All appointments and enquiries (including press) contact: Clive Marks.

Download In Conversation-press release.pdf




 
 
 
 
 
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