MACC to GAC and Back: Four Curatorial Interventions
'MACC to GAC and Back: Four Curatorial Interventions', is a series of displays that mark the culmination of a collaborative research project between the Government Art Collection (GAC) and final year students of the MA Curating the Contemporary (MACC), taught by London Metropolitan University in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery.
This display features a selection of historical and contemporary art from the GAC, from 16th century prints to contemporary video works, sculptures and photographs. It investigates the centrality of the human body in the definition of identity, engaging with the construction of characters as a means of self-representation. Disguise, fashion and performance are juxtaposed in an ironic montage in which historical and fictional characters are merged, creating a newly invented identity for the works in the collection.
Government Art Collection