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Cult of Identity: Whistler, Warhol and Weiwei

Sat 26 Aug 00, 2.59pm
NGV International

Whistler, Warhol and Weiwei. Three artists, three centuries of portraiture.

From the iconic painting of Whistler’s Mother, to Warhol’s celebrity portraits and Ai Weiwei’s ‘selfies’, these artists highlight our continuing fascination with portraiture.

How does portraiture inform our identity? How do we understand the self today?

From paintings to Polaroids, in a special address Dr Vivien Gaston will delve into how these three significant artists approach portraiture, and why we are so obsessed with the ‘selfie’.

Speaker
Dr Vivien Gaston, Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
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2.59–2.59pm
NGV International
Education Theatre

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