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Fig.: Emma Talbot, The Human Experience (Your Birth), Detail, 2023, Courtesy the artist + Galerie Onrust + Petra Rinck Galerie

Emma Talbot
A Journey You Take Alone

Opening: 01. December, 7 pm
Duration: 02.12.2023 – 28.04.2024
Closed: 23.12.23 – 01.01.24 + 29.03.24 – 31.03.24

Curated by Dr. Nadia Ismail
In cooperation with Kunsthall Stavanger

The exhibition A Journey You Take Alone by Emma Talbot focuses on birth and death – the beginning and end of human life. Her works, whether it be her densely woven sequences of images on silk, videos or three-dimensional objects, all deal with archaic aspects of love and mourning, age and transience, as well as with themes such as gender inequality, corporeality and the interplay between nature and spirituality. The artist‘s personal memories and experiences often flow into her stories, combining to form her distinctive style, in which faceless beings interact with animal-like creatures and are always interspersed with existential questions or statements about life and death. Emma Talbot brings text and image together to develop a distinctive aesthetic that ultimately unfolds into a core narrative structure.

Emma Talbot (*1969 Stourbridge, lives in London) is winner of the 8th Max Mara Art Prize for Women and was included in The Milk of Dreams at the Venice Biennale in 2022. Her work has been exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Collezione Maramotti, Italy; Beiqiu Museum, China; Victoria Miro, London; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Kunsthaus Centre D’Art Pasquart, Switzerland; Arcadia Missa, New York; KM21, The Hague, Netherlands; Turner Contemporary, Margate; The Freud Museum; London; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam; Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany and Tate St.Ives, England. Talbot studied at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and Royal College of Art in London.

Emma Talbot
Telling the Stories of Our Times

Many thanks to Nanna Rebekka and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2023.

We cordially invite you to the opening

Friday, 01.12.2023, 19 Uhr
Official Greeting
Frank-Tilo Becher
Mayor of the City of Gießen
Dr. Nadia Ismail
Director Kunsthalle Gießen + Curator of the exhibition
The artist is present.

Accompanying Programme

Guided tour by the curator Dr. Nadia Ismail
Thu., 08.02.2024, 6 pm
(in German language)

Art education in individual conversations
every Sat. 2 – 4 pm
(except 23.12. + 30.12.23 + 30.03.24)
(English on request)

Guided tour
Sun, 17.12.2023 + 21.01. + 18.02. + 17.03. + 28.04.2024,
3 – 4 pm
(in German language)

More information will follow shortly.
Free entry
Opening Times:
Tue.–Sun. 10am – 6pm
23.12.2023 – 01.01.2024 +
29.03. – 31.03.2024
In cooperation with Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway

Many thanks to
Galerie Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf
Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam
Morgenstern & Wildegans