“Artists should live experimentally,” says 2012 Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, formerly known as “Spartacus”, after the Roman soldier who led a slave rebellion against the Roman republic. Chetwynd’s multimedia explorations involve wild rides through art history (Giotto) and literature (Dante’s Inferno), as well as playful deconstructions of identity by changing her own name. This self-titled first solo exhibition of her work at a public gallery in Britain, led by a guide dressed as the Addams Family’s cousin Itt, includes a selection of paintings from her Bat Opera series.
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK, 25 January – 23 March 2014
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