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Joan Semmel in conversation with Diana Campbell

Filmed in Brussels, the artist discusses her exhibition, An Other View

Joan Semmel discusses her exhibition, An Other View, with curator Diana Campbell.

“It’s difficult to find ways to deal with ageing that don’t conform to the popular concept of a ‘poor thing’. I don’t want any ‘poor things’ in my paintings. I want a sense of power that age gives one, a sense of knowledge one gets. I want to be contained in that image in some way, and I want it to resonate in some way that is not pedantic.”