Exhibition

Enough is Definitely Enough

30 Mar 2019 – 13 Apr 2019

Event times

11am-4pm

Cost of entry

free

General Practice

Lincoln, United Kingdom

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Over 40 contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a postcard version of Velázquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas.

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Over 40 contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a postcard version of Velázquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas for an exhibition at General Practice in Lincoln. Enough is Definitely Enough’ which opens on 30 March and runs to 13 April, features a huge variety of different artistic responses to the Spanish painter’s masterpiece - arguably the most widely interpreted of all paintings.

Art Historian Daniel Arasse reflected many people's view that everything, or perhaps even nothing, has been said about Las Meninas -"what's the difference, enough is definitely enough!". The artists in the exhibition build upon previous interpretations by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Richard Hamilton, Francesco Goya and Eve Sussman. Artists have long been actively influenced by the centuries old painting by Velázquez; with their responses, in turn, offering influence back to Las Meninas to enable new readings. With the artworks made for Enough is Definitely Enough’ there is potential for new relationships with Velasquez's original painting to open up.

The exhibition is curated by Andrew Bracey and forms part of his PhD research at the University of Lincoln. He is exploring how contemporary artists have used and appropriated existing paintings by other artists, through a position of using the metaphor of the parasite and symbiosis in connection with painting.

Finissage - Saturday 13th April 2 - 5pm

Curators

Andrew Bracey

Exhibiting artists

Nick Simpson

Sharon Hall

Stephen Snoddy

David Manley

Annabel Tilley

Rachel Lumsden

Ilona Kiss

Gerard Williams

Tristram Aver

Lucy Renton

Enzo Marra

Rebecca Fortnum

KAC (Kate Buckley & Amy Hewitt)

Sarah Bennett

Annabel Dover

Lesley Halliwell

Alison Lloyd

Louise Bristow

Juan Bolivar

Andrew Bracey

Simon Granell

James Quinn

Daniel Rapley

Euripides Altintzoglou

Danica Maier

David Ryan

Cathy Lomax

Geoff Diego Litherland

Alun Williams

Tom Hackney

Simon J Harris

John Rimmer

Yelena Popova

Soheila Sokhanvari

Gordon Dalton

Maggie Ayliffe

Fiona Curran

Karen David

Louisa Chambers

Leo Fitzmaurice

John M Robinson

Rachel Goodyear

Andrew Pepper

Andrew Pepper

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