A new exhibition at the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge, entitled Recasting (5 September-15 October), brings together classic and contemporary works in a variety of media, demonstrating how today’s art stars are in dialogue with Greco-Roman art and mythology. The exhibition takes the form of a series of interventions throughout the museum’s Cast Gallery, the organisers say, with Maggi Hambling, Matthew Darbyshire and Rosie O’Grady among the artists looking to antiquity. The Scottish artist Reilly will show a digital collage combining a true (cultural) icon— the pop songstress Rihanna—and the more classic poster girl, Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles.
REILLY’s work has featured on campaigns for many top brands – including Gucci, Lamborghini, Microsoft, Nike, LVMH, Ray-Ban, Coca Cola, Jimmy Choo, Adobe, Paul Smith, Kylie Minogue, Hed-Kandi, Vogue, V&A, Chloé, Penguin Publishing, Sony and more.
RECASTING brings together works by contemporary artists who explore, embrace, or challenge the classical artistic tradition. Spanning different materials and formats – painting, sculpture, installation, video, and drawing – the exhibition takes the form of a series of interventions throughout the museum’s Cast Gallery.
Visit the Museum’s official website for more info about the exhibition.
Digital collages by Reilly.