Friday, October 19, 2007

Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now

Seduced logoSeduced explores the representation of sex in art through the ages. Featuring over 300 works spanning 2000 years, it brings together Roman sculptures, Indian manuscripts, Japanese prints, Chinese watercolours, Renaissance and Baroque paintings and 19th century photography with modern and contemporary art.

Seduced presents the work of around 70 artists including Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn and Andy Warhol among others. Stimulating the mind and the senses, provocative and compelling, Seduced provides the historical and cultural framework to explore the boundaries of acceptability in art. Seduced is curated by Marina Wallace, Martin Kemp and Joanne Bernstein.

Details of the events, screenings and talks attached to the exhibition are available from the Barbican website (link below).

12 October 2007 - 27 January 2008
Barbican Art Gallery
opening times for Seduced
Daily 11.00am – 8.00pm
Except Tue & Wed 11.00am–6.00pm
Late night Thu 10pm
Tickets: £8/£6
Over 18s only - This exhibition contains work of a sexually explicit nature.

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