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Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

This exhibition features a variety of portraits by contemporary artists and photographers, from Julian Opie, Grayson Perry and Ellen Heck to Maud Sulter and Bettina von Zwehl. The exhibition shows how artists have adapted historical or conventional modes of portraiture such as silhouettes, portrait miniatures, medals, Old Master paintings and death masks, as well as passport photographs, ID cards and election campaign posters.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Contemporary

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