For centuries, artists have been recreating their image and the self-portrait has played a key role in shaping Western art. The exhibition ‘Self’ at the Turner Contemporary in Margate examines the role of self-portraiture in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined.
The exhibition reflects on artists’ self-portraits through a display of over 100 works, mostly from the National Portrait Gallery, including important portraits by ACS members Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud.
Until 10 May
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 IHG