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A FUSION OF WORLDS: ANCIENT EGYPT, AFRICAN ART AND IDENTITY IN MODERNIST BRITAIN EXHIBITION

Date: 11 March - 24 May | Time: 1-5pm Tues to Sat | Location: Petrie Museum | Price: Free | Age group: Any |

An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists – Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody – have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. The exhibition places these artists’ reworking of Egyptian art in context of their political, spiritual and gendered expressions of identity. Drawing on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance and ‘discovering’ African Art, this display repositions the work of artists, such as Jamaican born Ronald Moody, in the public memory.

Co-curated by Gemma Romain and Debbie Challis in conjunction with a team of community participants. Funded by UCL Grand Challenges: Intercultural Interaction as a joint initiative between The Equiano Centre, Geography, UCL and the Petrie Museum, UCL

020 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


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SUBNATURE

Date: 21st May to 19th July | Time: 1pm to 5pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All |

Relics of nature often go unnoticed until they are placed behind the glass of a camera lens or display case.

Subnature is an installation of sculptures and prints produced by Lan Lan (UCL Slade School of Fine Art), set amongst the skeletons and specimens in jars of the Grant Museum of Zoology. The starting point for each artwork began with regenerating fish bone into contemporary phantom creatures.

The exhibition explores the relationships between nature and its representation. The forms and aesthetics of the installations seek to preserve the longevity of the bony creations by using light and digital processing technology.

020 3108 2052 | zoology.museum@ucl.ac.uk