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Utopia 2016

About Utopia 2016

Paths to Utopia

Inigo Rooms, -1 floor, Somerset House East Wing, King's College London Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS
1 July 2016 – 2 October 2016
Wednesday – Friday, 12.00–20.00; Saturday – Sunday, 10.0018.00

Paths to Utopia is a collection of new art works that is a summation of collaborations between artists, performers, architects, technologists and King’s academics.

Our Utopian audiences will have the chance to encounter whales; ascend to a community on the clouds; witness the ubiquitous, transcendent pursuit of creativity; take part in a unique educational experiment on a distant planet and much more. 

This wide-ranging exhibition features new works from Le Gun Collective, author Philip Hoare and artist Caitlin Shepherd amongst others, including films, immersive installations, durational performance, a national scratch choir, and talks and research that allow audiences to gather a figurative map of what Utopia means today.  

Paths to Utopia is part of the Utopia 2016 season, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s seminal text Utopia – the largest celebration of his work anywhere in the world. The season will span the realms of art, academia, literature, fashion, design, architecture and beyond, featuring a varied and vibrant programme of special events, exhibitions, new commissions and activities across King’s College London, Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery, as well as other partners across the UK. 

Click here to read more about the Paths to Utopia commissions.

Click here for the Paths to Utopia associated events programme. 

Read the press reviews and coverage of the exhibititon here

More information

For more information about the wider Utopia 2016 programme, please visit

The first press release (Nov 2015) is available to download here.

The second press release (Jan 2016) is available to download here

The third press release (May 2016) is available to download here

To join the conversation on Twitter, use hashtag #Utopia2016

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