Paths to Utopia was developed with Cultural Programming at King's College London, ran for 3 months, commissioned 25 new works and involved the participation of 500 artists, academics, students and members of the general public – a truly Utopian experience.
Across the exhibition, performances and talks programme 9500 people witnessed this 2016 attempt at examining Utopia – find out more about the programme here.
This wide-ranging exhibition featured new works from Le Gun Collective, author Philip Hoare and artist Caitlin Shepherd amongst others, including films, immersive installations, durational performance, a national scratch choir, and talks and research that allow audiences to gather a figurative map of what Utopia means today.
Paths to Utopia was part of the Utopia 2016 season, which celebrated the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s seminal text Utopia – the largest celebration of his work anywhere in the world. The season spanned the realms of art, academia, literature, fashion, design, architecture and beyond, featuring a varied and vibrant programme of special events, exhibitions, new commissions and activities across King’s College London, Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute and Gallery, as well as other partners across the UK.
Andy Franzkowiak curated and produced the collection, taking audiences on a journey to find their own Utopia.