Seduced: Art and Sex from Antiquity to Now

Last chance to see

12 October 2007 - 27 January 2008
Art Gallery

£8/£6 Timed tickets. Over 18s only
This exhibition contains work of a sexually explicit nature.
Open daily 11.00am–8.00pm (except Tue & Wed until 6pm and Thu 10pm)

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE 'The bravest and most intelligent exhibition of the year ’ – The Guardian

Due to popular demand we will be open until 10pm from 24-27 Jan with special events and the Seduced champagne bar.

Seduced explores the representation of sex in art through the ages. Featuring over 300 works spanning 2000 years, it brings together Roman sculptures, Indian manuscripts, Japanese prints, Chinese watercolours, Renaissance and Baroque paintings and 19th century photography with modern and contemporary art.

Seduced presents the work of around 70 artists including Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn and Andy Warhol among others. Stimulating the mind and the senses, provocative and compelling, Seduced provides the historical and cultural framework to explore the boundaries of acceptability in art. Seduced is curated by Marina Wallace, Martin Kemp and Joanne Bernstein.

Watch the review of Seduced on BBC 4 News (15 Oct) on the BBC website.

Barbican Art Gallery opening times for Seduced
Daily 11.00am – 8.00pm
Except Tue & Wed 11.00am–6.00pm
Late night every Thu 10pm
Due to popular demand we will be open until 10pm 24-27 Jan with special events and Seduced champagne bar.

Thursdays…After Hours
Every Thursday for the duration of the exhibition, join us for late night openings with a difference. Events include artist commissions, live music, erotic readings and talks. Enjoy a Seduced cocktail and aphrodisiac snacks from the bar. 6.30 – 10pm.

Seduced - Sex and Censorship in the Cinema
This major film season includes uncut versions of films previously banned by the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC), as well as an exciting selection of classics, special screen talks and panel discussions.

For those with busy schedules, how about a Quickie? Join a host of artists, commentators and curators for a Quickie talk in the gallery lasting a maximum of 30 minutes.

A comprehensively illustrated book accompanies the Seduced exhibition, featuring essays by Marina Wallace, Martin Kemp, Joanne Bernstein and Caterina Albano. Designed by Kerr Noble and published by Merrell, the book is £29.95 and is available from the Art Gallery Shop.

Art Gallery Shop
The Art Gallery Shop has a range of gifts to complement the current Seduced exhibition from indulgent chocolates to original ceramic s and cushions as well as seductive candles and massage oils.

Seduced on MySpace
Visit our Seduced MySpace page and join as a friend to be part of the Seduced community online and get exclusive offers and promotions.

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Artist Commissions
A series of commissions will be displayed in The Window Gallery, Charing Cross Road, in response to Seduced throughout the exhibition.

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