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Re-radicalising the Chocolate Box: The Artists Who Made the Modern World

  • Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street London, England, EC1V 9LT United Kingdom (map)

Monet lampshades, Van Gogh wallpaper, Picasso mugs, Tracey Emin tea towels… it’s easy to think of modern art as an effortless lifestyle adornment. But as art historian Jacky Klein shows, each great leap forward in art has been accompanied by – if not a direct result of – conceptual and philosophical thinking of the most radical kind. She charts the rise of radical thinking in modern art, from its origins in the 1870s – sparked by the choice of a single word – to the revolutionary manifestos and movements of the early 20th century and the conceptual experiments of the sixties, finding radical thought in everything from an apple to a bicycle wheel. Part of FX Talks at Shoreditch Town Hall.