The Horror Show!

Somerset House

Penny SLINGER's  Penny Red Dakini (2019) and Helen CHADWICK's Allegory of Misrule (1986), are included in Somerset House's landmark exhibition that invites visitors to journey to the underbelly of Britain’s cultural psyche and look beyond horror as a genre, instead taking it as a reaction to our most troubling times.


Featuring over 200 artworks and culturally significant artefacts from some of our country’s most provocative artists, the exhibition presents an alternative perspective on the last five decades of modern British history in three acts – MonsterGhost and Witch. Recast as a story of cultural shapeshifting, each section interprets a specific era through the lens of a classic horror archetype with thematically linked contemporaneous and new works. 


Exhibition runs 27 October - 19 February 2023.


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September 23, 2022