The Classical Now

Group Exhibition. King's College, London, United Kingdom.

2 March 2018 – 28 April 2018

'The Severed Head of Medusa' installed at The Classical Now. Photo: Alex Lloyd. Courtesy of King's College London.

The Classical Now is a major new exhibition at King’s College London. 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 the modern imagination.

The exhibition includes Hirst's 'The Severed Head of Medusa', a sculpture first displayed in the artist's 2017 solo-show, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable. Alongside ancient Greek and Roman artworks, 'The Severed Head of Medusa' is here shown with work by contemporary artists ranging from Michael Craig-Martin to Rachel Whiteread.