Marlene Dumas’ portraits of the writer Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), known as ‘Bosie’, illustrate that social attitudes do change
Banksy has confirmed that he was behind an artwork that appeared on a wall at HM Reading Prison earlier in the week.
Oscar Wilde’s prized full-length portrait by Robert Harper Pennington which took pride of place in his marital home is to return to the UK, this spring when Tate Britain will host the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art.
1 September 2016
Artangel has created what is likely to be the most thought-provoking exhibition of 2016. Known mostly for their solo projects, this is a rare group show and not only includes well-known visual artists but also a number of writers and poets. The concept centres around the notion of separation and what better a place for this, than […]
Two major exhibitions honouring the Irish novelist, playwright, and poet Oscar Wilde, one in Paris, one in Reading, UK will open next month. Paris was the city of his death in 1900 and he is famously buried in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery within a mausoleum designed by the Modern British sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein. The other exhibition is a group […]
HM Prison Reading opens its doors to the public for the first time in its 170 year history. Inspired by the experience of the jail’s most infamous inmate, Oscar Wilde, artists, writers and performers have been invited by Artangel to create new works in response. Artists include Ai Weiwei, Nan Goldin. Steve McQueen and Marlene […]
A new Artangel project will allow the public to enter inside HM Prison Reading, for the first time in its 170 year history. Artists, writers, and performers will use the confined spaces to explore their interests in the infamous Oscar Wilde. The Irish born playwright is perhaps the most notorious prisoner to serve time in the […]