And what happens when these private worlds are consciously captured by the inhabitant and displayed for others to see?

Curated by Langlands & Bell, ‘Absent Artists’ explores artists’ studios in which the artists themselves are conspicuously absent. The exhibition includes works by Phyllida Barlow, Annie Leibovitz, David Hockney, Michael Craig-Martin, William Hogarth and James Ensor in a range of different mediums including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and print.

The exhibition draws parallels with Charleston, a private space which has been turned public in the absence of the artists who created it. It also considers the duality of Charleston as both a home and a canvas for artistic experimentation, with the works on show similarly blurring the line between life and art.

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