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Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art

London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2000

Catalogue for the exhibition 'Apocalypse', which addresses aspects of The Book of Revelation by St. John the Divine in order to examine ways in which contemporary artists still respond to beauty and horror in everyday life. The exhibition sets out to introduce the visitor to areas of artistic production that coexist alongside the pursuit of the purely beautiful or uplifting. The work is by German, Belgian, American, Japanese, Italian and British artists between the ages of 29 and 50. The exhibit includes film and video work by Chris Cunningham and, Angus Fairhurst.