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‘How I Discovered Bomberg’: A Conversation with Richard Cork

London South Bank University's (LSBU) Borough Road Gallery will this week host the first in a series of specially curated talks and events that accompany its current exhibition, David Bomberg: Objects of Collection
25 October 2013

'How I Discovered Bomberg': A Conversation with Richard Cork - taking place at 7pm on Thursday 3 October - will be a special opportunity for people to hear from Richard Cork, an art critic, curator and historian who has researched David Bomberg's life and art extensively.

Cork worked closely with Bomberg's widow, Lilian, and met numerous contacts of Bomberg's, whilst researching his book David Bomberg (1987), to date considered to be the definitive guide to the artist.

An expert on the life and work of the artist, Cork curated the Tate's first solo exhibition of Bomberg's work in 1988. These seminal contributions arguably cemented Bomberg's reputation as one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century.

This week's event gives attendees the opportunity to hear Cork discuss how he discovered Bomberg and what led him to write his book and curate the Tate exhibition.

"We are really delighted that Richard has kindly agreed to share some of these memories, together with his professional thoughts on Bomberg's art. Richard's conversation with Professor Andrew Dewdney, Project Director of Borough Road Gallery, will be a unique opportunity to learn more about Bomberg from the man who played a major role in raising Bomberg's profile in the UK and abroad", says Rachel Fleming-Mulford, curator at Borough Road Gallery.

"We also hope that the talk will encourage visitors to read the excellent text that Richard wrote to accompany our current exhibition David Bomberg: Objects of Collection."

The next talk in the series, taking place on Friday 18 October, will be given by Leon Betsworth, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Media and Cultural Research at LSBU, who will look at the teaching impact and legacy of David Bomberg. Amongst other projects, Leon is currently working on a book adapted from his PhD thesis that looks at the cafe in the literature of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century.

David Bomberg: Objects of Collection will run until 29 March 2014 at Borough Road Gallery, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road SE1 0AA.

Opening times are Wednesday - Friday 1 - 5pm and Saturday 12 - 5pm. Closed for Christmas & New Year (15 December - 7 January), re-opening 8 January 2014.

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