Stuart BrisleyBeneath Dignity 1977

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Artist
Stuart Brisley (born 1933)
Title
Beneath Dignity
Date 1977
Medium23 photographs, black and white, on paper on card
Dimensionsimage: 425 x 546 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03315
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03315 BENEATH DIGNITY, BREGENZ (1977) 1981

Not inscribed
23 photographs mounted on card, each 16 1/2 × 21 3/8 (42.4 × 54.6)
Photographer Janet Anderson
Purchased from the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Exh: Stuart Brisley, ICA, April–May 1981 (exhibits not numbered, no.86 in chronology; one photograph repr.)

'Beneath Dignity, Bregenz’ (1977) was performed in conjunction with an exhibition of British art in Austria (Englishe Kunst der Gegenwart in September 1971); Brisley was invited by Norbert Lynton to take part. Brisley had worked during this year on an Artist Placement Group project in Peterlee in a community of miners and the title is indicative of his sympathy with the miners, and the lowness (and implied loneliness) of their working conditions. The work that preceded it had a similar preoccupation with digging and working in appalling conditions… (read more)

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