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The Classical Now

King's College London, London, England
2 March 2018 - 28 April 2018
  • The Classical Now
    View of the exhibition "The Classical Now", King's College London, 2018 (S 41)
  • The Classical Now
    View of the exhibition "The Classical Now", King's College London, 2018 (S 41) 
"The Classical Now", a major exhibition pairing the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities, will be on display at King’s College London from 2 March until 28 April 2018. Presented in partnership with the award-winning Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), the exhibition traces the ways in which Graeco-Roman art has captured and permeated the modern imagination.
The exhibition will examine classical presences in the works of twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso and Yves Klein, and leading contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Louise Lawler, Grayson Perry and Rachel Whiteread. The show explores the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern and contemporary, revealing the 'classical' as a living and fluid tradition.
Contemporary artists featured in the exhibition include Edward Allington, Christopher Le Brun, Léo Caillard, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Louise Lawler, Bruce Nauman, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Giulio Paolini, Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn, Mary Reid Kelley and Rachel Whiteread.
At this occasion, the artwork "Blue Venus", (S 41) by Yves Klein is presented. 
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