Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised – 7th March 2013


National Portrait Gallery
7th March – 1st September 2013 – Room 38a

Produced as part of a commission for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in Westminster, the portraits by Susan Aldworth in this display depict three individuals with epilepsy. Expanding a notion of contemporary portraiture, Aldworth appropriates the illustrative vocabulary of medical science in her innovative printmaking process and in doing so asks how this material corresponds or contrasts with the subject’s sense of self.
Susan Aldworth will lead and participate in related events and lectures during the display’s run at the National Portrait Gallery including a lunchtime lecture on 18 April at 1.15pm.

A documentary about the making of the portraits
Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised: Vimeo

Events at National Portrait Gallery, London for Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised

15 March 2013, 18:00-22:00 Late Shift Extra: Salon de Lumière, Room 38a
As part of the Salon de Lumière, Aldworth discusses her lenticular prints, which capture flashes of light in the brain – a homage to Man Ray the original ‘Master of Light’.

18 April 2013, 13:15
 Ondaatje Wing Theatre – Lecture: The Portrait Anatomised.
Susan Aldworth shares her unique approach to portraiture and printmaking as she discusses her display The Portrait Anatomised.
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. Free

6 June 2013, 19:00 
Late Shift Event
Susan Aldworth discusses themes of identity, consciousness and representation in conversation with Paul Broks and writer Max Eilenberg. Paul is the author of Into the Silent Land and Max is the one of the subjects of Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised.

Interviews with the artist, sitters and curator may be accessed online here