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.
Curated by Dr. Nadia Ismail
In cooperation with Kunsthall Stavanger
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.