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Artists reveal themselves at the RST

Catherine Thompson 13th Oct, 2018 Updated: 15th Oct, 2018

ARTISTS are revealing themselves at the RST in Stratford.

Self-portraits and works by artists including Grayson Perry and Tracey Emin feature in the free Arts Council touring exhibition ‘In My Shoes – Art and the Self since the 1990s’ which can be seen at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until January 6.

The exhibition explores ways in which UK-based artists have included them­selves in their work over the past two decades. Encompassing a range of media including film, photography and sculpture, In My Shoes reflects the ever-increasing interest in self-expression, an interest now seen beyond the art world with the universal ‘selfie’ phenomenon.

The artists’ use of performance creates a parallel to the RSC’s work on stage, as does the exploration of self-identity. Questions of identity are weaved throughout Shakespeare’s plays. His characters’ identities are hidden and revealed, con­trolled and liberated, empathised with and misunderstood.

The exhibition in the PACCAR Room is open daily from 10am.

Visit www.rsc.org.uk/exhibitions/in-my-shoes for further details.

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