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Flaxman Exchange: March 11, 6:30pm
Monday, 11 March 2013 from 18:30 to 19:30 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Marcia Farquhar's Flaxman Exchange is UCL Art museum's inaugural Flaxman Gallery artist commission.
Artist Marcia Farquhar will lead, or mislead, a tour of the newly refurbished Flaxman Gallery and other significant spaces of UCL. 'To find out where you are going you must come', she says.
Farquhar has made it a significant aspect of her practice to question and deconstruct the role of the tour guide. Her performance persona in this context is very much herself, the outsider/ insider imbued with the understanding that history is in the process of being made and as such is always 'half made'.
Farquhar's method of stitching together the factual and the fictional, critical analysis with myth and personal anecdote is the work of a consummate surrealist composer.
She confesses to taking places personally; her site specific tours of UCL address schisms, sculpture, memory, pictorial lies, profanity and femininity.
Each one will be unique.
The performances are free but booking is required. Book now on Eventbriteas spaces are limited: http://flaxmanexchange.eventbrite.co.uk
Please refer to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart for further details.
This project benefited from the support of Arts Council England
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UCL Art Museum
Over 10,000 works of art make up the collections of UCL Art Museum, from the 1500s to the present day.
Works separated by centuries are linked by a desire to experiment with new materials, theories, and reproduction techniques in order to produce new meanings, share ideas and inspire.
Since the museum has its origins as a teaching and research collection tied to the history of the Slade School of Fine Arts, the collections present a unique archive of art education. Alongside outstanding examples of works by old masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Turner, the Museum holds examples of early works by pioneering artists of the 20th century such as Gwen John, Dora Carrington, Winifred Knights, Stanley Spencer, Augustus John, Ithel Colquhoun, Diana Cumming, Euan Uglo, Paula Rego, Anna Maria Pacheco all former Slade Students, as well as works by Slade Professors such as Henry Tonks and William Coldstream.