British Council Collection Presents Modern Art Exhibition at Benaki Museum

Roughly 150 works by 30 artists, including Keith Arnatt, Helen Chadwick, Peter Doig, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Mark Titchner, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger, will be on display in the exhibition entitled “Made in Britain: Modern Art from the British Council Collection”, to open on February 15 at Benaki Museum in Athens.

The exhibition, which will run until April 22, reflects the breadth and diversity of British art throughout the 30 year period 1980-2010 and constitutes a rare opportunity for art lovers to experience first hand the creative journey of some of the most prolific contemporary British artists of the past thirty years.

During the period since 1980, which is covered by the exhibition, enormous shifts have taken place in the role that art plays in British society. From Gilbert & George’s Intellectual Depression (1980) to Gary Hume’s Sister Troop (2009), the exhibition tells the story of how art has mapped and reflected these changes.

(Source: AMNA)


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