AVA came to wide public attention with the huge success of ‘The Age of the Marvellous’ last October, which attracted over 4000 people in less than a week.
This year’s ‘Vanitas: The Transience of Earthly Pleasures’, curated by Joe La Placa and Mark Sanders of AVA, is a contemporary update on the historic theme of the Vanitas picture, first developed in northern Europe in the 17th century and exemplified by images of the human skull that suggest the transience of mortal existence.
The exhibition features new work made especially for the exhibition by Reece Jones, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire and Jonathan Wateridge, Bertozzi and Casoni, Jake and Dinos Chapman, George Condo, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and Wim Delvoye.
Until 17 October
33 Portland Place
London W1B 1QE