In Conversation Simon Roberts, Melanie Vandenbrouck and Susanna Brown
6.30 - 8pm
Join artist Simon Roberts, Melanie Vandenbrouck, Sculpture Curator at the V&A museum, and Photography Curator Susanna Brown for a discussion about Roberts’ current London exhibition Beneath the Pilgrim Moon.
Roberts is well known for work that explores the relationship between people and place, often focused on spaces in which people gather to share a sense of collective history and cultural identity. By contrast, in his project Beneath the Pilgrim Moon (2021), the images reflect an empty museum where the shrouded sculptures, once passed and admired by thousands a day in the Victoria and Albert Museum's Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries, stood solitary for almost a year. Photographed at night, and isolated from their environment and one another by darkness, they appear immersed in their own, private worlds.