Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

The US artist discusses figurative painting ahead of her Whitechapel show; plus, why pregnancy was rarely depicted in the art of the past

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Tschabalala Self is one of ten artists in the Whitechapel's Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium exhibition © David Clack

Tschabalala Self is one of ten artists in the Whitechapel's Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium exhibition © David Clack

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We visit the Whitechapel Gallery in London to explore their show Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, with the curator Lydia Yee, and talk to one of the ten artists, Tschabalala Self. And we look at the Foundling Museum’s exhibition Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media with the curator Karen Hearn.

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Read our interview with Tschabalala Self here.

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