This comprehensive survey of Gillian Wearing's work, which also premieres new films and sculptures, shows how the artist is both political and poetic, finding the extraordinary in us all.

The Turner Prize winner's remarkable works draw on fly-on-the-wall documentaries, reality TV and the techniques of theatre, to explore how we present ourselves to the world.Wearing's portraits and mini-dramas reveal a paradox, given the chance to dress up, put on a mask or act out a role, the liberation of anonymity allows us to be more truly ourselves.

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