The Death Of Art


A new London exhibition exploring the connection between art, culture and death.

Coming in October, The Death of Art arrives in London – a new exhibition at the Stash Gallery organised by Sweet ‘Art that celebrates the historical and cultural relevance of death and the macabre. Just in time for Halloween, the exhibition runs from October 16th to November 2nd, and – to quote the press release – covers “death across cultures, grief and celebration of life, burial and resurrection and visions of the afterlife.” Death has always been the most interesting subject for artists, as they confront the taboo and try to imagine what lies beyond – and it’s the connecting thread of many of our favourite works, so we’re pretty excited about this.

Announced artworks include Electra Costa’s drawings, evoking the fear of childhood ghost tales; Melody Thornton’s murderous family portraits, and Jo Stapleton’s reimaginings of Victorian spirit photography, with more to come. There’s a launch bash on October 17th, and a costume party on November 2nd that includes performances by The Ghost of Art and Marnie Scarlet amongst the delights – it sounds rather fun and we hope to be there.

Tickets for the costume party can be found here. The exhibition itself takes place at The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee’s, 30 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB, 16 Oct -2 Nov, 18.00-23.00 Tuesday – Saturday.