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The Future of the Self-Portrait at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Time 18:30
Date 23/01/20
Price £15

As part of the Royal Academy of Art's 'Lucian Freud: the Self-portraits' exhibition, join the discussion around the future of the self-portrait in contemporary art.

The panel, chaired by broadcaster and art historian Jacky Klein, and including contemporary artist Agnieszka Szczotka, question what a self-portrait is in today’s society and discuss the current motivations for making a self-portrait. What are the different media that are being used to represent the self today? How do artists represent themselves in works of art which are not self-portraits?

Agnieszka Szczotka is an artist currently studying at the RA Schools. Mediated through performance, film, photography and language, Szczotka’s practice investigates the construction and fragmentation of the self within contemporary society.

Jacky Klein (chair) is an art historian, writer, publisher and broadcaster. She appears regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and has made arts programmes for BBC Television, Tate, Christie’s, Bloomberg TV, the Art Fund and more. Her books include Grayson Perry (3rd updated edition due spring 2020) and What is Contemporary Art?

Further panellists to be announced.

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