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Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised

Past display archive
7 March - 1 September 2013

Room 38a


Elisabeth (detail) by Susan Aldworth, 2012 © Courtesy of Susan Aldworth and GV Art gallery London

Elisabeth (detail)
by Susan Aldworth, 2012
© Courtesy of Susan Aldworth and GV Art gallery, London

Produced as part of a commission for Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital in Westminster, the portraits by Susan Aldworth in this display depict three individuals with epilepsy. Expanding a notion of contemporary portraiture, the artist appropriates the illustrative vocabulary of medical science in her innovative printmaking process and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.

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Read A view from the art handlers: installing Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised on the Gallery’s Blog, by Inga Fraser, Assistant Curator

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