SUSAN ALDWORTH: THE PORTRAIT ANATOMISED
National Portrait Gallery, London, 7 March – 1 September 2013
This film documents the making of the portrait of Elisabeth by Susan Aldworth which can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 7 March 2013. 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.
Susan Aldworth will lead and participate in related events and lectures during the display’s run at the National Portrait Gallery including a lunchtime lecture on 18 April 2013.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place WC2H 0HE, opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 6pm (Gallery closure commences at 5.50pm) Late Opening: Thursday, Friday: 10am – 9pm