Searching for Genius: Reynolds, Hitchcock and Zidane
  • Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon often raises questions about talent, virtuosity and genius in his work. Join a member of staff from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about his works inspired by ‘The Master of Suspense’ (Alfred Hitchcock) and one of the greatest players in the history of football (Zinedine Zidane).

Discover the links between these and ‘the leading English portraitist of the 18th century’ – Plymouth’s very own Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Find out more about the Searching for Genius exhibition and other associated events.

Date: 19 October
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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