Exhibitions2018In My Shoes: Art & The Self Since The 1990's

In My Shoes: Art & The Self Since The 1990's

30 Mar 18

In My Shoes was an Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition that explored the ways in which artists based in the UK have represented themselves in their work since the 1990s. Encompassing a range of media including film, photography and sculpture, In My Shoes drew primarily from the Arts Council Collection, with key loans from other UK collections, to investigate these dynamic approaches. 

The exhibition offered a timely opportunity to consider the legacy of a key aspect of 1990s British art. The show begins with key early works by so-called ‘Young British Artists’ including Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, who received international attention for putting themselves in the frame with bold and confrontational works. The exhibition continued with the work of a younger generation of artists including Rachel Maclean and Bedwyr Williams who had each established an active role within their work.

The Exhibition was presented at the following locations: Longside Gallery,Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester; PACCAR Room, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University ; Exhibition curated by Natalie Rudd, assisted by Rachel Graves; The Harley Gallery, Welbeck.