Tamsyn Challenger – On Truth

Event Date: 14 November 2017

Picture Gallery,
Founder’s Building,
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX

The 2017 David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture

Tamsyn ChallengerOn Truth

This year’s David Vilaseca Memorial Lecture will be given by Tamsyn Challenger and will try to unpick and dissect ‘truth’ in an age of spin, duplicity and brand management. Weaving together strands from her own life and practice, whilst referencing historical reputation, identity and perception. Tamsyn will attempt to scrutinise the social media age from the facade to reassert a means of making work reliant on an essential sense of truth.

Tamsyn Challenger is a British artist known for her acclaimed gender-political work ‘400 Women’. The work took five years to create and addresses issues of mortality and the capacity of art to imagine the dead, violence and trauma. Since 2010 her work has been exhibited across the UK and internationally.

Introduction by Professor Giuliana Pieri (RHUL):


List of Possible Facts about Tamsyn Challenger:



Response and questions by Dr Ruth Hemus (RHUL):

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