OPEN HOUSE LONDON
King's College London was delighted to open its doors for Open House London 2018, the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design, on 22 and 23 September.
THE CLASSICAL NOW
Presented in partnership with the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), The Classical Now traced the ways in which Graeco-Roman art has captured and permeated the modern imagination through the pairing of modern and contemporary art with antiquities.
Nowville was an evolving, interactive sculpture that told the story of a future city, building on and embellishing the vision of King’s staff and students. Beginning as a blank canvas, this silent metropolis was transformed into a collective vision of the future.
WORLD FUTURES - CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT VALUE
On the occasion of the re-opening of the Arcade as a new engagement space for King’s, World Futures asked visitors to share their personal world vision and help shape the future, both of Bush House and of the world beyond it.
MELANCHOLIA. A SEBALD VARIATION
This exhibition took the viewer on a Sebaldian journey from the ruins of 1945 to the present day, provoking reflection about the European condition and about the nature of melancholy itself.
Dear Diary was an exhibition that explored the many ways in which diarists capture human experience and charted the ways in which paper diaries have been joined by phones and tablets as our means of keeping track of daily life.
TRACES OF WAR
Traces of War reimagined war beyond its exceptionality, locating it in the everyday, in life itself and in its most ordinary, as it makes its presence felt in the most dangerous locations of war.
A season of imagination and possibility celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text, Utopia. Artists, designers, provocateurs and thinkers experimented with how we might live, make, work and play.
COALSTORE produces ornate pieces of wearable art made of coal and created by a new movement of jewellery makers and material alchemists working under the tutelage of artists, theologians and philosophers from King's.
BY ME WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
By Me William Shakespeare: A Life in Writing was a unique exhibition that showcased a collection of the most important documents relating to Shakespeare, including his will.
BEN URI: OUT OF CHAOS
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum celebrated its centenary year with the exhibition exploring 100 years of émigré history through its eminent art collection, looking to forge future conversations about the relationship between immigration and art.
Trespass: an exploration of human behaviour was the first phase of Shobana Jeyasingh's exploration of human behaviour, intelligent environments and the choreographic process.
MAGRUDER: (DE)CODING THE APOCALYPSE
An exhibition that investigated our enduring fascination with the Book of Revelation, updating and interrogating both its positive and negative aspects.
Dance Umbrella’s strand of debates focusing on key cultural issues affecting dance and performance. This live and online discussion examined the role of art in international relations and in fabricating identity.
MUSEUM OF WATER
An immersive exhibition in the atmospheric underground spaces of Somerset House. Amy Sharrocks invited you to consider our relationship with the most precious liquid the world has to
THE JOY OF INFLUENCE
Well-known journalists are interviewed, mainly by novelists, about their favourite fictional work. The events aimed to examine the region where fiction and non-fiction writing blends and cross-fertilises.
DEREK JARMAN: PANDEMONIUM
An immersive exhibition that celebrated the life and work of this truly innovative and multi-faceted artist - one of the most important creative practitioners of
JOHN BERGER: ART AND PROERTY NOW
Bringing together unseen highlights from John Berger’s personal archive, with artworks connected to his
life as a storyteller, artist and critic.
ANXIETY FESTIVAL - ACTING-OUT
Acting-out: the institution denied, explored the role of performance in the liberating, yet anxious process of defying institutional boundaries and social labels.
RWANDA IN PHOTOGRAPHS - DEATH THEN, LIFE NOW
In Rwanda, twenty years after the violence that killed up to a million people, writers, artists, filmmakers and journalists worked hard to communicate difficult choices made by the government.
PHOTO 51: FROM DNA TO THE BRAIN
From the first glimpse of DNA, the exhibition, public events and science demonstrations explored how DNA lets science see the structures, processes
and beauty of the developing brain.
WELCOME TO HAPPY REDOUBT
Visit the last outpost of a post-apocalyptic world in the wake of a technological meltdown. This interactive encampment and events allowed visitors to create and trade artefacts, gain skills for a new world and help shape a new future.
A site-specific performance and installation that created an evocative three-room installation in response to the university’s abandoned Plant Sciences Department laboratories in Herne Hill.
This exhibition of pieces by Sebastião Salgado offered a rare opportunity to see the work of the world’s most important social-documentary photographer.