Saturday 20 November 2010, 10.30–17.00
Gauguin was a prolific storyteller and a skilful manipulator of his own image. Inspired by the first major exhibition in the UK of Gauguin’s work for over 50 years, this study day explores myths of the artist from Gauguin to the present day, and some pervasive stereotypes of the idea of the ‘artist-genius’. It combines art historical research and debates by leading scholars with insights and analysis by the exhibition curators. It also includes presentations by contemporary artists whose work has engaged with the status and idea of ‘the artist’ in modern culture. It follows on from a symposium on Myths of the Other taking place the previous day.
In collaboration with The Open University
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium, £15 (£12 concessions), booking recommended
Joint ticket available with Myths of the Other £25 (£20 concessions). Please call 020 7887 8888 to book this.
For tickets call 020 7887 8888, or visit Tate Modern.
Visit the Open Arts Archive for a wealth of artistic, cultural and educational resources, featuring work from the ancient to the modern period. These resources include seminars, study days, artist interviews, research projects and archives produced by a wide national network of museums and galleries in collaboration with the Art History Department of the Open University.