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Allen Jones’s ‘Chair’

Provocations in Art


● Fully booked

Friday 5 December 2014
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Allen Jones RA, Chair, 1969.

Painted fibreglass, resin, Plexiglas, mixed media and tailor made accessories. 78 x 96 x 57 cm. More Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist © Allen Jones.

Join us for an intimate salon exploring Allen Jones’s controversial work ‘Chair’ and its changing status as a piece of fine art, an erotic sculpture and an object of attack.

“Chair and similar sculptures by Allen Jones attracted controversy for different reasons, but questions about their relationship to pornography were persistent.” (Stacy Boldrick)

Boldrick, curator of Tate Britain’s exhibition ‘Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm’, chairs this debate, which discusses reactions to Chair then and now. Invited speakers include conservator Lyndsey Morgan who worked on Chair after it was sabotaged with acid in 1986, fashion commentator and feminist Grace Woodward, and Edith Devaney, curator of ‘Allen Jones RA’ at the Royal Academy of Arts.

This event invites audiences to participate in a round-table discussion over a drink in the intimate setting of the British Academy Room. We encourage ticket holders to bring thoughts and perspectives to share with others and generate an informed debate with invited speakers.

Tickets include a drink.

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● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 5 December 2014

6.30 — 7.30pm

British Academy Room

£18. Concessions £9. (incl. exh entry).