Marc Quinn in Conversation

To mark the publication of his most comprehensive book to date, Marc Quinn, one of the leading artists of his generation, will discuss his career, his seminal works, and his current inspirations.

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  • Monday, 11 March 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

Marc Quinn in Conversation photo

Marc Quinn came to international attention in 1991 with Self, a cast of his head made from his own frozen blood. His early explorations of the self would soon broaden to wider reflections on the experiences of others. Prominent in this shift was his acclaimed 2005 sculpture Alison Lapper Pregnant, exhibited on the Fourth Plinth of London’s Trafalgar Square.

Quinn has since engaged with a number of urgent social and environmental issues through diverse materials and techniques that frequently animate connections between art and science, physical and the spiritual, the eternal and the mortal.

In discussion with Jefferson Hack, and iIllustrated by images of his most celebrated works and his newest creations, Quinn will discuss his three-decades-long fascination with the multifaceted experience of being human.

Header image: Marc Quinn, 'The Morphology of Specifics' 1996; photo credit: Stephen White