Exhibition

In My Shoes: Art and the Self since the 1990s

30 Mar 2018 – 17 Jun 2018

Event times

10.00–18.00 Grounds and YSP Centre
10.00–17.00 YSP Restaurant and Café (10.00–17.00 Weekends)
10.00–17.00 Chapel
11.00–16.00 Longside Gallery
18.00 Gates locked

Cost of entry

Free - visitors only pay for parking

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • For West Yorkshire timetables call 0113 245 7676, for South Yorkshire timetables call 01709 515151 alternatively, visit www.wymetro.com
  • Wakefield Westgate is the nearest main line station, around 7 miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs approx £10. London King's Cross to Wakefield takes around 2 hours.

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Self-portraiture maintains an enduring presence throughout art history; in recent years artists have revolutionised and extended the genre by incorporating action, performance, narrative and explorations of identity.

About

In My Shoes explores 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 draws primarily from the Arts Council Collection, with key loans from other UK collections, to investigate these dynamic approaches. 

This exhibition offers 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 continues with the work of a younger generation of artists including Rachel Maclean and Bedwyr Williams who have each established an active role within their work. In My Shoes concludes with some of the most recent works to enter the Arts Council Collection, some on public display for the first time since acquisition.

Exhibiting artists

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas

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