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Paths to Utopia

Location
Inigo Rooms - Somerset House East Wing. King's College London. London WC2R 2LS GB
Category
Culture, Exhibition
When
01/07/2016 (10:00) - 02/10/2016 (20:00)
Contact
utopia@kcl.ac.uk
Description

Friday 1 July – Sunday 2 October 2016
Wed – Fri: 12.0020.00; Sat – Sun: 10.00–18.00 
Inigo Rooms, -1 floor, Somerset House East Wing, King’s College London

lead image paths to UtopiaCelebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s inspirational book Utopia, Paths to Utopia is a collection of new art works resulting from collaborations between artists, performers, architects, technologists and King’s College London academics. In this unique cultural hub, audiences will have the chance to encounter whales, ascend to a community on the clouds and witness the ubiquitous, transcendental pursuit of creativity.

This wide-ranging exhibition features new works from Le Gun Collective, author Philip Hoare and artist Caitlin Shepherd amongst others.  On show will be films, immersive installations, durational performance, a national scratch choir and loans from The Courtauld Gallery, that allow audiences to create a figurative map of what Utopia means in today’s society.  Paths to Utopiaseeks to question what Utopia is and to examine Thomas More’s vision.

With artist academic collaborations that bring together health, education and creativity, this truly unique exhibition bridges art forms. 

Running for three months across King’s College London’s Strand Campus and Somerset House, the work in this exhibition ranges from the ephemeral to the permanent. The exhibition is free to attend, but a number of the pieces need to be pre-booked. Throughout the summer, there will also be a series of talks related to the projects in Paths to Utopia. Find out about the events programme by clicking the links below:

To view the full programme, please visit: www.kcl.ac.uk/utopia2016 

Paths to Utopia is part of Utopia 2016: A year of imagination and possibility, a collaboration between three neighbours: Somerset House, King’s College London and the Courtauld Institute.

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