Selfhood

​​Group Show

19 - 23 May 2021

London, UK

Address: Iris Studios, Adrian Mews, London SW10 9AE

Opening Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM

Berntson Bhattacharjee is pleased to present their inaugural London exhibition, Selfhood, a group show of new works by five emerging female artists; Emily Platzer, Katy Stubbs, Mary Stephenson, Olivia Sterling and Yulia Iosilzon. The exhibition draws inspiration from Danish philosopher Kierkegaard’s writings on the concept of selfhood, which is the ultimate form of true individuality. 

Bringing together painting and sculpture, this exhibition spotlights the exceptional talent of these young artists. All schooled in London, they give an insight into the current movement of this city’s art scene. Through their different practices they explore the theme of Selfhood, tackling issues that are deeply personal, such as family, femininity and racism. The topic of Selfhood is today highly relevant; constantly facing distractions and with the noise of society around us, it is difficult to remain grounded. Kierkegaard suggests that the practice of making as well as viewing art can be the best way to remain centered and true to ourselves, each painting bringing us closer to Selfhood.

The pop up exhibition will be held in May 2021 in a converted Church Hall by Brompton Cemetery in the heart of West London. 

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Selfhood X The Perimeter Art Map

To celebrate the opening of Berntson Bhattacharjee’s first group show in London, we have put together some tips on how to navigate London’s just reopened museum and gallery scene. Teaming up with The Perimeter, whose exhibition 'Citizens of Memory' opens on 18 May, here are all the places between Earl’s Court and King’s Cross we think you should visit.