Emma Chambers: The making of The Body Laid Bare


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Join Emma Chambers, curator, modern British art at Tate, London for an illustrated lecture The Naked and the Nude: Repositioning the Artist’s Model on the opening weekend of The Body Laid Bare.

This lecture will focus on the artist’s model as a starting point for exploring some of the works and themes in the current exhibition, and consider the different ways in which the depiction of the nude model was related to both social and political context and personal relationships. From nude to naked, from confrontational to vulnerable, from image to text, the artist’s engagement with the model continues to evolve and to shape our understanding of what it means to be human. 

Emma Chambers is Curator, Modern British Art, Tate Britain and curator of Tate Britain's current Paul Nash exhibition. Her work at Tate has focused on émigré artists in Britain and she co-curated the exhibitions Migrations (2012) and Schwitters in Britain (2013). She was previously curator of the Slade School of Fine Art’s collection at University College London (1996–2010) where her research focused on art education and approaches to figuration between 1870 and 1960. She has also written on First World War Art, in particular memorial painting and representations of wounded soldiers in Britain, France and Germany. 

It is advised that you purchase your exhibition entry ticket for this part of the programme before the talk in the auditorium.

Auditorium, lower ground level
Free entry

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