1. Dirty Literature: Karl Holmqvist, 'Change Your Face'


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    If one takes the act of portraiture as heresy, then surely any visit to the National Portrait Gallery must be thought to bring one to the heart of the scene of the crime. Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist's…

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    • Dirty Literature: Samuel Dowd, 'Aphrodite's Left Turn'


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      Taking as a point of departure an unfinished screenplay by Austrian polymath Frederick Kiesler, Aphrodite's Left Turn was realised in collaboration with four other writers, all of whom have been…

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      • Dirty Literature: Tim Etchells, 'Eyes, Mud and Unclarity'


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        Tim Etchell's specifically commissioned text-work Eyes, Mud and Unclarity draws on texts from the National Portrait Gallery archive including portrait acquisition notes, historical guidance for…

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        • Dirty Literature: Tony White, 'A Porky Prime Cut'


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          Tony White is a writer best known for his novel Foxy-T (Faber, 2003) which maps the migrant economies and street slang of contemporary Whitechapel. Responding to the 'Poll Tax riots' and…

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          • Your Leaning Neck - Song As Portrait


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            Performance at The National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, devised by visual artist Steven Anderson. The performance juxtaposed performances of contemporary artists that use the human voice alongside…

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            • National Portrait Gallery: Late Shift


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              Client: NPG

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              • Preserving Kuchipudi during the annual Art on 8th


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                Under the pavilion roof of the National Portrait Gallery, sounds of traditional Indian music and ankle bells became the center of attention. These are the dancers of Devi Dance Theater, part of the…

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                • Elizabeth I & Her People at the National Portrait Gallery


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                  Art Quarterly Editor, Charlotte Mullins, gives us an introductory tour of the National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition, Elizabeth I & Her People - which captures the reign of the last Tudor…

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                  • 'Becks' by Luca Sage, 2008.


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                    'Becks' is a limited edition print by Luca Sage. Selected for the National Portrait Gallery Portrait Prize 2008. 7 Prints.

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