Apocalypse Now: Group Exhibition

25 January - 1 March 2024
“Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
Tristan Hoare is delighted to present our first exhibition of 2024, Apocalypse Now. Europe is in deep winter with short days and darkness around, so it seems the right time! Connecting with this, there is a growing global malaise as we face unprecedented challenges in an atmosphere of disharmony. Where will it lead?
The word ‘apocalypse’ is derived from the Greek ‘ἀποκάλυψις,’ meaning to reveal, and comes from John’s Book of Revelation which prophesies the end of the world. This vision of a dark fate for humanity is present in many cultures who have their own version of natural and cosmic disasters. In the Aztec myth of the sun, the earth is destroyed 4 times! Throughout history, artists, writers and poets, have depicted, feared and ultimately speculated that the Apocalypse is now! In our own recent history, the year 2000 provided a myriad of reactions resulting from what might be called ‘Apocalyptic thinking.’
This exhibition provides a glimpse of thoughts, ideas and visions by a group of contemporary artists in 2024. The Apocalypse encompasses different themes and ideas which have played on the minds of artists for millennia, so it is interesting that many of them remain so close to the surface now!
Artists included in the exhibition are: Naoya Inose, Rafaela de Ascanio, Seni Awa Camara, Flavie Audi, Paolo Colombo, Alejandro Guijarro, Naoya Hatakeyama, Taizo Kuroda, Nicolas Lefebvre, Christabel MacGreevy, Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre, Kaori Tatebayashi, Maria Thurn und Taxis, Shiro Tsujimura and Alessandro Twombly.