Installation view, ‘Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now 1969 – 2021’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2022. Photo: Ken Adlard

  • Sun 20 Feb - Sat 30 Apr 2022, 11:00 AM

Spotlight Talks on Ida Applebroog

Free drop-in talks on the artist Ida Applebroog by members of our gallery team, taking place in the galleries throughout the course of the exhibition.

These are free events and all are welcome. All talks will begin at 11 am.

Madeleine Young ‘Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now 1969 – 2021’ opens with a collection of archival photography and technical notes relating to biomorphic sculptures dating from 1969 until the early 1970s. These photographs act as documentation of artworks which were never publicly displayed and have since been destroyed. Madeleine will explore the issues and debates surrounding documenting artworks in relation to viewer experience and active participation.

Fridays: 25 February, 11 and 25 March, 8 and 22 April.

Lillie Ayres ‘Variations on Emetic Fields’ (1990) consists of an assortment of fragmented compositions, displayed across a large wall, painted entirely green - first used for Ida’s presentation at the Brooklyn Museum. Lillie will consider how the arrangement of these compositions invites multiple interpretations.

Tuesday 8, Friday 18 and Sunday 20 March.

Lucy Forster Applebroog’s ‘Angry Birds of America’ series created during Donald Trump’s presidency, expressed the intensity of grief and rage in American Politics. Lucy’s talk will consider how these colourful, captivating paintings speak of power and violence as well as beauty and nature.

Tuesday 22 February.

Jessie Palmer Originally shown at dOCUMENTA (13), ‘I see by your fingernails that you are my brother’ (1969-2011), merges extracts from Applebroog’s personal journals and popular media to illustrate a particularly turbulent period of the artist’s life. Jessie will explore how the act of sharing deeply private information has become an integral part of Applebroog’s practice, as also demonstrated in Mona Lisa and the Mercy Hospital drawings.

Wednesdays: 2, 16 and 30 March, 13 and 27 April

Selina Ogilvy A self-proclaimed ‘image scavenger’, Applebroog's works include repetition, collecting, performance, and the paradoxes that lie between them. Selina will focus her talk on works in the Bourgeois Gallery and explore the subjects, objects, and materials within these works, and the nature of Applebroog's ‘image scavenging’.

Saturdays: 12 and 26 March, 2, 23, and 30 April

Mary Longford

Exhibited in the Rhoades Gallery, Applebroog’s Marginalia series takes its title from the Latin word ‘marginalia’ meaning the notes, doodles, critiques and drawings made in the margins of a text. Mary will be exploring Applebroog’s themes of power, gender and politics alongside the marginalisation of women’s art practice in the 1960s and 1970s. The paintings in ‘Marginalia’ depict marginalised characters and enigmatic scenarios, which could be said to occupy a similarly peripheral position.

Sunday 10, Tuesday 12, Sunday 24, and Thursday 28 April

Find out more about the exhibition here.

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