I will be taking part in a panel discussion about photographic double exposures in the work of John Deakin, Francis Bacon and Daniella Zalcman. Come and join us at the Paul Mellon Centre on 15 June 2016. The event is free to attend but booking is essential. More information via their website
If you are in Athens this week, don’t miss ‘Love Letters to a (Post-) Europe‘, a series of short performances by artists such as Robin Deacon, Jungmin Song and Kate Adams.
I had the great pleasure of translating Yoko Tawada‘s contribution ‘Where Europe ends’. 02.-03.10.2015 at BIOS. Curated by Lisa Alexander.
The painter Denis Wirth Miller was Francis Bacon’s best friend. However, their relationship and the fact that they regularly shared Wirth Miller’s studio in the small town of Wivenhoe is virtually forgotten today. I revisited the Wivenhoe chapter in Bacon’s life for the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation and a summary of my research project is now online. You can read it here
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If you are interested in my talk on Francis Bacon and artistic collaboration at the CAA conference next week in New York come along- the panel is free and open to the public. More details on the CAA website
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I interviewed Perry Ogden on photographing Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews studio before its relocation to Ireland in 1998. Find out more in the latest issue of SuperMassiveBlackHole focussing on studio spaces. Download the magazine here
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Francis Bacon was fascinated by bullfighting and repeatedly referred to the corrida in his paintings. Find my brief introduction on the artist’s relationship to the topic as ‘Monthly Focus’ on the website of the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation Monaco. View here
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