Exhibitions / De/coding the Apocalypse [curating]

07.11.2014 to 19.12.2014

An exhibition by the visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder exploring contemporary creative visions inspired by and based on the Book of Revelation.


De/coding the Apocalypse is an exhibition by the visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder. It explores contemporary creative visions inspired by and based on the last book of the Bible – the Book of Revelation – investigating our enduring fascination with the Book, updating and interrogating both its positive and negative aspects.

The word ‘apocalypse’ originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the Book not only documents the destruction of the current world, but also maps out the creation of a new, better one. Using the latest in technology, from 3D printing to virtual reality, the show brings various elements to life in ways that are as playful as they are challenging.

The exhibition is an interdisciplinary collaboration supported by the Cultural Institute that blends arts practice and academic research and follows a one-year artist residency by Michael Takeo Magruder in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies with Lead Academic Professor Ben Quash at King’s College London and Curator Alfredo Cramerotti (MOSTYN). By aligning contemporary art and theological study, the collaboration aims to create new ways of looking at an ancient text and make it relevant for modern audiences. The exhibition is an opportunity for the public to think differently about theology and to gain unique behind the scenes access to the work of leading King’s academics.

Find out more at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/culturalinstitute.

 

Presented by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London in partnership with contemporary art centre MOSTYN and the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s. 3D printer and materials generously supplied by PrintME 3D.