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Introduction to Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’


● Fully booked

Monday 25 September 2017
1 — 2pm

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Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’

events programme
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Jasper Johns, Painted Bronze, 1960.

Painted bronze. 34.3 x 20.3 cm. Private collection © Jasper Johns / VAGA, New York / DACS, London 2017 Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Jamie Stukenberg.

Edith Devaney, co-curator of Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ introduces the exhibition and highlights Johns’s preoccupation in his work with awakening the senses and revealing new ways of seeing art.

So much of Jasper Johns’s art is concerned with engaging the viewer to look more intensively, using the senses and perception to draw meaning from his work. In this first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to be held in the UK in 40 years, the thematic organisation of the exhibition demonstrates how Johns’s ideas and concerns have developed over time. Earlier ideas are revisited and e-contextualised in later works, and the curiosity and experimentation that Johns continues to apply to his current practice is made clear.

In this talk, co-curator, Edith Devaney outlines the distinct themes that underpin the exhibition and gives an insight into the work of this unique artist.

● Fully booked

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Monday 25 September 2017

1 — 2pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free, booking required.