Island




The show captures various moments from Aldous Huxley’s final novel Island (1962), written as a counterpart to his most famous work, Brave New World (1932). Island was a utopian proposal for a new social order and modes of interaction. Within this society eccentric solutions arefound to old problems, including the regulatory uses of the psychedelic drug “moksha”, tantra, rock climbing and collective and individual healing sessions.

 

Island celebrates the psychedelic Sixties and the dissolution of conventional Western moves towards the rise of new forms of awareness. It is also a cautionary tale of the threat of a mindless exploitation of resources, allied to the capitalisation of spirituality.

 

Artists include Sylvie Auvray, John Armleder, Ashley Bickerton, Valentin Carron, Krishnaraj Chonat, Ann Craven,Peter Doig, Krishnaraj Chonat, Urs Fisher, Rachel Feinstein, Sylvie Fleury, Urs Fischer, Cyprien Gaillard, Anthea Hamilton, Alex Hubbard, Reena Saini Kallat, Terence Koh, Sergej Jensen, Adriana Lara, Fang Lijun, Tallur L.N., Li Hui, Franck Leibovici, Sherrie Levine, Fang Lijun, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Jagannath Panda, Sigmar Polke, RH Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Sterling Ruby, Tomàs Saraceno, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Dirk Skreber, Haim Steinbach, Rikrit Tiravanija, Thukral and Tagra, Andro Wekua, Ai Weiwei, Douglas White.

Duration 10 October 2013 - 05 December 2013
Times Tues-Fri 10-6pm Sat and Sun 11-5pm
Cost Free
Venue Dairy Art Centre
Address 7a Wakefield Street London WC1N 1PG, ,
Contact 020 7713 8900 / info@dairyartcentre.org.uk / dairyartcentre.org.uk

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