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September 18, 2015
Portraits: John Berger on Artists
British Library
September 18, 2015
6.30pm - 8.00pm
British Library
British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
With Ali Smith, Gareth Evans and Tom Overton

John Berger discusses the themes of Portraits, a beautifully illustrated collection of his writing on art taking us through many centuries of visual culture from one of the contemporary world’s most incisive critical voices.

With Ali Smith, Gareth Evans and the book’s editor Tom Overton, John Berger explores the connections between politics, art and artists both canonized and under-recognised, from Rembrandt, to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock and Picasso in this inspiring and penetrating history of art from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to Cy Twombly’s radical work. 

 John Berger, storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Bento’s Sketchbook, Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, Here Is Where We Meet, the Booker Prize-winning novel G, Hold Everything Dear, the Man Booker-longlisted From A to X, and A Seventh Man. His archive is housed at the British Library. He was a commentator on art for the New Statesman.  

Media partner: New Statesman.