Join renowned writer, curator and cultural commentator, Michael Bracewell at Tate Liverpool for the second Off the Shelf lecture, inspired by our exciting winter exhibitions.
Michael Bracewell is the author of six novels and four works of non-fiction, including Re-make/Re-model 2006 and England Is Mine 1997. He writes widely on modern and contemporary British art, and is a regular contributor to Frieze magazine. Bracewell's approach to visual art is driven by its cultural context, the lens of the recent past and prolonged looking. His art writing focuses on detailed descriptions of artworks, exploring connections between the visual arts, pop music, modern iconography and subcultures, while appraising the vision and ideas of individual artists and the relation of their work to its broader cultural context. He has written extensively for museums and galleries on artists including Gilbert & George, Richard Hamilton, Bridget Riley, Wolfgang Tillmans, John Stezaker, Glenn Brown and Damien Hirst.
Inspired by Tate Liverpool’s autumn/ winter exhibitions: Transmitting Andy Warhol, Gretchen Bender and The Serving Library, visitors will be encouraged to question the authenticity, accessibility and value of art through digital and physical methods of appropriation and distribution. These lectures will take place within The Serving Library.