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Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

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Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest

Tue 11 October - Sun 8 January 2023

Fitzwilliam Museum

This new exhibition is the first of its kind to examine the interplay between money, power and dissent over the last 200 years – with a key strand of the show exploring the role of the individual in protesting for rights and representation.

From the radicals of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, like Thomas Spence and the Suffragettes, to current artists and activists, such as Aida Wilde and Hilary Powell, the works on display show how money has been used to promote social and economic equality or satirise those in power.

A range of striking objects in the exhibition reveal the multiple roles money played during conflict, whether it be in occupation or resistance, as tokens of memory and remembrance, created during siege or emergency, made for or by prisoners of war, or made in support of sectarian or political ideologies.

Contemporary artworks by kennardphillipps, Banksy and JSG Boggs are contextualised against earlier works and reveal continuities in the targets of protest across time. More than a hundred visually striking objects, most of which have never been seen before, are juxtaposed with important loans from museums and private collections.

At the centre of this show is a new collection built thanks to an Art Fund New Collecting Award.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Enquiries: Fitzwilliam Museum Box Office Website Email: tickets@museums.cam.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)1223 333 230

Timing

In person

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 11 October until Sunday 8 January 2023

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 11 October until Sunday 8 January 2023

All times

Tue 11 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 15 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 16 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 22 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 23 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 October 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 30 October 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 1 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 3 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 4 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 5 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 6 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 8 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 9 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 10 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 11 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 12 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 16 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 17 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 18 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 24 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 25 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayFri 9 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 December 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 January 2023 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 January 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 January 2023 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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