The Griffin Gallery has announced that it will be presenting an exhibition looking at the importance of art history in today’s society in response to the recent news about art history A-level being scrapped and it’s reinstatement. 

Running at the gallery from the 12th January until the 24th February, I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper will feature the work of Glenn Brown, Luke Caulfield, Gordon Cheung, Stephane Graff, Henry Hudson, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Mariele Neudecker, Gavin Turk, Nick Hornby and Sinta Tantra. 

This group exhibition will examine the importance of appropriation and influence in the practices of twelve contemporary artists. It will be curated by London-based art consultant Catherine Loewe who said: “The exhibition’s title comes from the 1978 Hot Gossip song of the same name, and also refers to the artist Glenn Brown, who used the title for one of his paintings, a meticulous rendition of a Rembrandt. Through this appropriation, Brown united something old and almost sacred with something modern, and this, in part, was the genesis of the exhibition.  While all of the featured works open up myriad lines of inquiry, from challenging notions of value and authorship to examining modern morality, the show is in essence about the artists’ relationship with the art historical canon, from Old Masters to the present.”

I Lost My Heart to Starship Trooper will be on display at the Griffin Gallery from the 12th January until the 24th February. For more information visit: https://griffingallery.co.uk/exhibitions/i-lost-my-heart-to-a-starship-trooper

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Gordon Cheung, Hans Bollongier II (New Order).

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