The Classical Now
The Classical Now is a major exhibition pairing the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities.
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. It examines 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.
Objects range from classical Greek and Roman artefacts to contemporary painting, sculpture, video and photography.
The Arcade at Bush House, 30 Aldwych,King’s College London and Inigo Rooms, King’s College London, Somerset House, East Wing, London, London WC2R 2LS
Fri 2 Mar 2018 to Sat 28 Apr 2018