Arts

Apocalypse Now?

For centuries, the 'Book of Revelation' of the Christian Bible has provoked fear and fascination. Often framed as a premonition of humanity's destruction, its message of hope for a new world, a 'New Jerusalem', is often overlooked – the literal translation of 'Apocalypse' from the Ancient Greek is an 'unveiling'.

Visual artist Michael Takeo Magruder, inspired by his own religious upbringing in Washington DC, explores the central themes of 'Revelation' in his exhibition De/coding the Apocalypse at King's College Cultural Institute in London. Across five installations, Magruder integrates art and cutting-edge technology to revive the ancient text for a modern audience, sparking debate around theology and our ever-changing relationship to technology – "In this day, in this time, what are your locusts? What are your falling stars?"

*De/coding the Apocalypse, in partnership with contemporay art institute MOSTYN, has now ended.

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