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Next week I will be taking places personally again.

Flaxman Exchange 11-16 March 2013

Marcia Farquhar’s Flaxman Exchange is UCL Art museum’s inaugural Flaxman Gallery artist commission. 

Artist Marcia Farquhar will lead, or mislead, a tour of the newly refurbished Flaxman Gallery and other significant spaces of UCL. ‘To find out where you are going you must come’, she says.

Farquhar has made it a significant aspect of her practice to question and deconstruct the role of the tour guide. Her performance persona in this context is very much herself, the outsider/ insider imbued with the understanding that history is in the process of being made and as such is always ‘half made’.

Farquhar’s method of stitching together the factual and the fictional, critical analysis with myth and personal anecdote is the work of a consummate surrealist composer.

She confesses to taking places personally; her site specific tours of UCL address schisms, sculpture, memory, pictorial lies, profanity and femininity.

Each one will be unique.


Monday 11 March, 6:30pm

Tuesday 12 March, 6:30pm

Wednesday 13 March, 6:30pm

Thursday 14 March, 4pm

Thursday 14 March, BSL performance, 6:30pm

Friday 15 March, 6:30pm

Saturday 16 March, 8pm

The performances are free but booking is required. Book now on Eventbrite as spaces are limited: