11 November 2011 - 29 April 2012
Swan Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.
Thirteen is a new photographic installation by award-winning artist George Chakravarthi, in which he depicts the 13 characters in Shakespeare's plays who meet their ends through suicide, including Brutus, Lady Macbeth, Ophelia, Cleopatra, Juliet, and Romeo.
Created as a set of powerful self portraits, Chakravarthi himself takes on the guise of these doomed characters. The resulting collection of large scale, jewel-like images are mounted in lightboxes, referencing stained glass as well as monuments and tombs.
Chakravarthi has performed and exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy of Arts, Tate Modern and the V&A. He was born in New Delhi, India, and lives and works in London.