THE CLASSICAL NOW

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (BUSH HOUSE ARCADE & THE INIGO ROOMS, SOMERSET HOUSE EAST WING) 2.3-28.4/2018

Presented by King’s College London in partnership with Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), The Classical Now is a major exhibition that opens at King’s on March 2, 2018 and will be on view through April 28, 2018.

Staged across two spaces, the newly renovated Arcade of Bush House and the Inigo Rooms in Somerset House East Wing, the exhibition features classical, modern, and contemporary works. Through the pairing of modern and contemporary art with classical Greek and Roman antiquities, The Classical Now explores the ways in which Graeco-Roman art has captured and permeated the modern imagination.

The exhibition will also incorporate Liquid Antiquity: Conversations, a video-installation featuring interviews with six contemporary artists – Matthew Barney, Paul Chan, Urs Fischer, Jeff Koons, Asad Raza and Kaari Upson – commissioned by the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art and designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.

The Classical Now forms part of a larger research project on “Modern Classicisms” in King’s College London’s Department of Classics.

For more information on the exhibition, please click here.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
  • Edward Allington
  • Christopher Le Brun
  • Léo Caillard
  • Jean Cocteau
  • Michael Craig-Martin
  • André Derain
  • HANS-PETER FELDMANN
  • DAMIEN HIRST
  • Alex Israel
  • Derek Jarman
  • Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley
  • Yves Klein
  • Louise Lawler
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • George Henry Longly
  • Ursula Mayer
  • Henry Moore
  • BRUCE NAUMAN
  • Christodoulos Panayiotou
  • GIULIO PAOLINI
  • GRAYSON PERRY
  • Frances Picabia
  • Pablo Picasso
  • MARC QUINN
  • Sacha Sosno
  • Mark Wallinger
  • Rachel Whiteread
CURATED BY: Michael Squire, James Cahill, and Ruth Allen