On the occasion of Hew Locke’s most recent exhibition at Hales London, “Where Lies the Land?”, the artist will be in conversation with author and art historian Elizabeth Fullerton. This event will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 3:00 to 5:00pm, at Hales Gallery, Tea Building, 7 Bethnal Green Road, London (UK). [Also see previous post Hew Locke: Where Lies the Land.]
Held in the gallery amongst Locke’s new work, the pair will discuss his practice in relation to his fifth solo exhibition with Hales – a timely exploration of authoritarian power, migration and globalisation in a climate of increasing political uncertainty and heightened anxiety.
This event is free, but please register by following this link
About Hew Locke: Born in 1959 in Edinburgh, UK, Hew Locke spent his formative years (1966-1980) in Guyana before returning to the UK to complete a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth University (1988), and an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1994). He lives and works in London. Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, how different cultures fashion their identities through visual symbols of authority, and how these representations are altered by the passage of time. These explorations have led Locke to a wide range of subject matters, imagery and media, assembling sources across time and space in his deeply layered artworks.
About Elizabeth Fullerton: Elizabeth Fullerton is an an author and art historian, who has written extensively about art and culture for various international publications and has a particular interest in issues of gender, sex, race, migration and the colonial legacy. She contributes regularly to Art in America, The Guardian, Elephant, Sculpture magazine and Art Quarterly, among other publications. She wrote the first independent history of BritArt, Artrage! The Story of the BritArt Revolution, which was published by Thames and Hudson in 2016, and has contributed to a range of books on art and architecture, most recently Great Women Artists, published by Phaidon in October. She began her writing career in Reuters news agency, holding a variety of posts including foreign correspondent in Mexico, Central America and Austria.
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