Marianne Faithfull, Curator

Marianne Faithfull photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe in 1976

Marianne Faithfull is curating an exhibition at Tate Liverpool that she hopes will be like “seeing…something like the inside of my head”.  Entitled Innocence and Experience, the group exhibition features works from the Tate’s archive selected by Faithfull with the assistance of her first husband, curator John Dunbar.  While some of the works included are directly self referential (like the Mapplethorpe above), the exhibition is largely shaped by Faithfull’s love for William Blake, whose anthology of poems ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ gives the exhibition its name.  Several works by Blake are included in the show, as well as pieces by Man Ray, Francis Bacon and Piero Manzoni.

Innocence and Experience opens at Tate Liverpool on April 21.

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