Searching for Genius: Seeing Is Believing
  • Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Join Dr Kayla Parker to explore the creative practice of Douglas Gordon, the artist who grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. His work takes the familiar and makes it strange – things aren’t what they seem. He often appropriates the past, presenting themes of mirroring and doubling, and existential dilemmas that cause us to question our experience of seeing and what it is to be human.

Date: 2 November
Time: 13:00-13:40
Venue: Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Ticket information: Free admission, booking not required

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'Searching' season

This year Peninsula Arts have brought together a talented team of curators, artists and academic advisors to present a line-up of exhibitions, films, talks, performances and music events that all respond to the theme of ‘Searching’. 

The continual search for knowledge and understanding of the world around us is what underpins and fuels university life and so ‘Searching’ seemed a prescient way to launch into the new academic year. Whether the search is for home, for identity or new experiences, this season’s programme is sure to delight and stretch your imagination in many ways.

Image: Douglas Gordon Self Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie), 2007. Burnt photographic print, smoke and mirror. © Studio lost but found / DACS 2016

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