Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s inspirational book Utopia, Paths to Utopia is a collection of new art works resulting from collaborations between artists, performers, architects, technologists and King’s College London academics.
This wide-ranging exhibition features new works from Le Gun Collective, author Philip Hoare and artist Caitlin Shepherd amongst others, including films, immersive installations, durational performances, and fleeting happenings that enable audiences to gather a figurative map of what Utopia might mean today.
A full events programme accompanies the exhibition, with activity ranging from Night School on Anarres - an anarchist night school that engages young and old audiences to reflect upon current social and political models and imagine alternatives, the UK premier of The Dancing Monks of Majuli Island, and Paths to Utopia in conversation - a series of ten panel discussions led by Little Atoms' Neil Denny that explore the ideas behind exhibition.
Paths to Utopia is part of the Utopia 2016: A year of Imagination and Possibility, the largest celebration of Thomas More’s work anywhere in the world. The season will span the realms of art, academia, literature, fashion, design, architecture and beyond, featuring a varied and vibrant programme of special events, exhibitions, new commissions and activities across King’s College London, Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery, as well as other partners across the UK.