Night at the Museum – Emma Talbot: The Age / L’età

Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Emma Talbot: The Age / L’età

We are delighted to invite our members to a special evening at the Whitechapel Gallery for the Emma Talbot exhibition: The Age / L’età

Emma Talbot’s (b. 1969, UK) winning proposal for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women questions deeply rooted positions of power, governance, attitudes to nature and representations of women through an acutely personal lens.

Following a bespoke six-month Italian residency organised by Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy, this new commission takes as a starting point Gustav Klimt’s painting The Three Ages of Woman (1905), which features a naked elderly woman standing in apparent shame. In silk paintings, animation, three-dimensional figures and drawing, Talbot animates the figure of the older woman as someone with agency who overcomes a series of trials similar to The Twelve Labors of Hercules. Through her modern-day trials, Talbot invests the woman with the potential to reconstruct contemporary society, tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time including climate disaster and feminism.

The event will take place on September 1st at 5:30pm with the guest arrival and drinks, followed by welcome remarks and brief overview of the Gallery at 6pm. After that, guests can start the visit of Emma Talbot’s exhibition The Age and enjoy the Gallery at their leisure.

To participate, please RSVP to Jasmin by 25th August.

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX