AboutPHILIP BARNES | MEL COLE | JAMES EDGAR | CADI FROEHLICH | JANE HIGGINBOTTOM | MONIKA KITA | SASHA MORRIS | SUE STEPHENS | SAM WALKER | BILLY WARD
Ides of March is an exhibition of new work from ten artists on the MA Fine Art programme at Camberwell and Chelsea Colleges.
Hosted by Space Station Sixty-Five, a former television studio in the heart of Kennington, the exhibition will showcase these emerging artists, and their diverse practices in a group exhibition open for one night only.
Featuring installation, sculpture, film, drawing and painting, the exhibition brings together an eclectic range of work, inspired by the Shakespearean notions of madness, pleasure and pandemonium associated with the ides of March.
In the Roman calendar, ides (or Idus) denoted the approximate middle day of the month. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was often held. Venus and Jupiter appear to have a close encounter and âdance together' at this time, after which Mars rises in the East. However, the term Ides of March is also the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated; stabbed to death in the Roman Senate in 44 B.C. In his play Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare dramatised the warning said to have been made by the seer Plutarch to Caesar; âbeware the Ides of March.