Angus Trumble, Senior Curator of Paintings for the Yale Centre for British Art, provides some pointers
on the finger, in a collision between art and science, history and pop culture. From Guernica to the Sistine Chapel, Trumble offers a witty and perverse look at matters digital.
In conversation with David Hansen
Angus Trumble is the author of The Finger: A Handbook and Brief History of the Smile.
David Hansen has worked as a regional gallery director, a State museum curator and an art auction house researcher and specialist; in 2014 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at the Australian National University.
With over 35 years’ experience in the visual arts and museums sector, Dr Hansen has curated more than 80 exhibitions, while his writings on art have been widely published in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, exhibition catalogues and books. The catalogue of his 2017 National Portrait Gallery exhibition Dempsey’s People won the 2018 William M.B. Berger Prize for British Art History.