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Lady Death, 2004 Pencil on Paper 58cm X 41cm © Laurie Lipton
Carnival of London

Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom
February 24th, 2011 - February 26th, 2011
Opening: February 24th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
fitzrovia, bloomsbury
OPEN HOURS:  
8 June – 28 Sept: Mon-Fri 9-6; Sat 9:45-5:30
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, installation, video-art, sculpture
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition includes a veriety of responses by contemporary artists to the fact of death: from the irreverent to the serious, from the marvelous to the haunting.
It runs parallel to a conference on changing perceptions of death in Europe and the Americas:
http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences-workshops/carnival-of-death.html

A number of free talks accompany the exhibition:

24 Feb 6.30pm Briony Campbell, “The Dad Project”
25 Feb 12noon Paul Preston, “Franco’s Empire of Death”
25 Feb 6.30pm Laurie Lipton “Day of the Dead”

There will be two wine receptions: 24 February at 8pm and 25 February at 6pm.

The exhibition takes place in the Jessel and Court Rooms in Senate House South Block.