Tate Modern to Open Show on Iconoclasm

July 8th, 2013

This fall, The Tate Britain will present an exhibition exploring iconoclasm in British art.  Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm opens this October, and will include a number of works that have been damaged, defaced or otherwise physically attacked as part of an ideological agenda, including the Statue of the Dead Christ, a 16th Century statue that survived the purgations of religious reformers.  “We wanted to look at things that had gathered significance over time and not something that happened to be topical.” Penelope Curtis, director of Tate Britain, said. 

Read more at The Independent