Reworking Manet will showcase and celebrate the creativity and imagination of young artists and art historians aged 14- 18 responding to one of the masterpieces in The Courtauld’s collection, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882).
A live project brief was developed in collaboration with a group of young people alongside Turner Prize winning artist and Courtauld alumni, Jeremy Deller in 2022, and opened to UK wide submissions in Spring 2023.
This outstanding display of works created by students aged from across the UK in response to the brief, demonstrates the breadth of contemporary creative responses to Édouard Manet’s famous painting. These reworkings explore an impressive breadth of themes which seek to question important issues in our everyday lives.
Reworking Manet is the first exhibition of work by students participating in The Courtauld’s Schools and Young People’s programmes to be displayed in The Courtauld Gallery since it reopened in November 2021.