Lecture: Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends
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30 March 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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Absent Friends by Howard Hodgkin,
2000-1 Collection Robert R. Littman & Sully Bonnelly
© Howard Hodgkin
Paul Moorhouse, the curator of the exhibition, explores the development of Hodgkin's portraiture, and considers the role of memory and emotion in the artist's representation of people.
Paul Moorhouse is Senior Curator of 20th Century Collections and Head of Collections Displays (Victorian to Contemporary). He is responsible for acquisitions, displays and research relating to the collection within the period 1914 – 2000, and he oversees displays of the collection from the Victorian period to the present day. Since joining the Gallery in 2005, he has curated several exhibitions: Giacometti: Pure Presence (2015-16), The Great War in Portraits (2014), The Queen: Art and Image (2011-12), Gerhard Richter Portraits (2009) and Pop Art Portraits (2007). In 2006 he introduced a new series of monographic loan displays, Interventions, which explores innovatory and unconventional approaches to 20th century portraiture through the work of leading international artists. To date, the series has included Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Jim Dine, Bridget Riley, Anthony Caro, Frank Auerbach, John Gibbons, Patrick Heron, Tony Bevan, Thomas Struth, Jack Smith, Leon Golub and Antony Gormley.
Part of the programme of events complementing Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends.