Self portraiture maintains an enduring presence throughout art history; in recent years artists have revolutionised and extended the genre by incorporating action, performance, narrative and explorations of identity.
In My Shoes features early works of ‘Young British Artists’ Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, who received international acclaim for their bold and confrontational works.
Encompassing a range of media including film, photography and sculpture, In My Shoes draws primarily from the Arts Council Collection, with key loans from other UK collections, to investigate these dynamic approaches and explore the legacy of a key aspect of 1990s British art.
The rise of the ‘selfie’ in contemporary society and the construction of digital identities through social media offers a timely wider context for the exhibition.
In My Shoes is an Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition and is at Attenborough Art Centre from 7th July to 26th August