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Posted on 2018-04-23 03:39:41 in EVENTS
Decorative image: Francis Bacon's Triptych 1974-77.
Francis Bacon, Triptych 1974-77. Oil, pastel and dry transfer lettering on canvas. CR no. 77-05. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London 2018. All rights reserved.

Tate Britain has announced a series of fascinating talks in response to its major exhibition ‘All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life’. ‘What Makes Us Human: Conversations on Art and Philosophy’ will take place at Tate Britian’s Clore Auditorium on 12 May, 19 May and 2 June 2018.

Running in collaboration with The Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts and the Cultural Institute, King's College London, the three talks explore the artworks on display and the philosophical ideas behind them within three contexts: The Gaze, The Body and Anxiety.

Each event will comprise of a panel discussion followed by a two-hour seminar allowing a closer look at the philosophical texts and arguments in play. Seminar participants will also have the opportunity to contribute to a research article on the relationship between philosophy and their experience of the All Too Human exhibition. For more information on tickets, speakers and schedule click here.

All Too Human is curated by Elena Crippa and Laura Castagnini and celebrates how artists have captured intense moments of life in paint, portraying personal and immediate experiences. Bacon’s works on display include the rarely seen Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, 1964, Portrait, 1962, and Triptych 1974-77. The exhibition offers works from other renowned artists including Lucian Freud, Walter Sickert, Jenny Saville and Frank Auerbach. Another associated event includes a Curators Tour on 11 May.

What Makes Us Human: Conversations on Art and Philosophy
12 May: What Makes Us Human: The Gaze
19 May: What Makes Us Human: The Body
2 June: What Makes Us Human: Anxiety

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life 
28 February - 27 August 2018
Tate Britain, London

*Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change. Ahead of a visiting/attending, we recommend contacting Tate Britain for all confirmation regarding the display and associated events.