The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old

02 Feb 2013 - 07 May 2013

The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old: Contemporary Art and Archaeology from the Stone Age to the Present .

The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old is an exhibition that brings together objects from the County of Lincolnshire’s archaeological holdings with works by over twenty emerging and established contemporary artists. Taking its title from a description of the age of the Earth found in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the show extends across five venues in the city of Lincoln, a site of human habitation since the Paleolithic era. At its centre is a critical awareness of the mutability of the material record, of how objects may be mobilized to speak of multiple histories, both credible and fabulous. 

Featured artists: Rupert Ackroyd, Charles Avery, Anna Barriball, Martin Boyce, Edwin Burdis, Anthony Caro, Gillian Carnegie, Dan Coopey, Keith Coventry, Matthew Darbyshire, Nicolas Deshayes, Jess Flood-Paddock, Jan Ijäs, Sarah Lucas, Jeremy Millar, Adrien Missika, David Musgrave, Alexander Tovborg, Roger Hiorns, Karen Russo and Jacob Dwyer. Curated by Tom Morton

The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old is being shown across various venues across Lincoln: The Collection Museum, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln University Greestone Building, Greyfriars Building.

 

Opening dates and times:


THE COLLECTION AND THE USHER GALLERY
Featured artists: Rupert Ackroyd, Charles Avery, Anna Barriball, Martin Boyce, Edwin Burdis, Anthony Caro, Gillian Carnegie, Dan Coopey, Keith Coventry, Matthew Darbyshire, Nicolas Deshayes, Jess Flood-Paddock, Jan Ijäs, Sarah Lucas, Jeremy Millar, Adrien Missika, David Musgrave, Alexander Tovborg.
Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
2nd Feb - 7th May, Mon - Sun: 10am – 4pm.
Free entry


LINCOLN CATHEDRAL
Featured artist: Roger Hiorns
Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX
2nd Feb – 7th May, Mon – Sat: 7.15 am-6pm, Sun: 7.15 - 3:45pm
Entry is free if attending evensong, Mon-Sat: 5:30pm, Sunday 3:45pm.
Normal Cathedral entry charges apply at all other times
 

GREYFRIARS BUILDING
Featured artist: Karen Russo
The Greyfriars, Broadgate, Lincoln, LN2 1HQ
21st Feb - 16th March, Thu – Sat: 10am – 4pm
Free entry
 

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY GREESTONE BUILDING
Featured artist: Jacob Dwyer
Lindum Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1NN
10th April - 28th April, Mon – Fri 10am-4pm

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