Published by Centre D’art Contemporain D’ivry, Le Crédac, 2021, folded pamphlet (colour & b/w ill.), 15 × 21 cm (folded) 15 × 51 cm (unfolded), FrenchPrice: €3
The artist, filmmaker, writer, musician and gay rights activist Derek Jarman (1942–1994) powerfully marked twentieth-century British culture. This exhibition, with some seventy works, highlights his practice as a painter and assemblagist. It focuses on the last part of his life, starting at the time of his HIV-positive diagnosis. This period coincides with the creation of his legendary garden Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, Kent, whose cultivation was both a form of therapy and a metaphor for his own survival.