Time to enjoy the ‘end of fun’ exhibition at the Ikon

Art lovers have been urged not to miss an unusual exhibition by Czech artist Krištof Kintera on Westside, which continues until 22 November.

Kintera, acclaimed for his sculptural, energetic and witty works, has filled both floors and spilled out into public areas at the Ikon art gallery in Oozells Square.

Aptly called ‘THE END OF FUN!’, the exhibition has been described as “probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face, taking on a new poignancy in today’s climate”.

The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London, Czech Centre London and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

It was welcomed by the Ikon, which reopened its doors in August following its enforced closure due to COVID-19.

Admission to the Ikon is still free, but visitors are required to book online in advance, and there are new guidelines to ensure safety, including reduced capacity, one-way systems and hand sanitiser stations.

Jonathan Watkins, director of the Ikon, said: “We are very happy to be back at Ikon, welcoming visitors in the same friendly spirit, but now with the added frisson of face masks, sanitisers and social distancing. In other words, the artistic experience we offer will be as safe as it is exciting.

“We look forward very much to sharing new adventures in new ways, as it should be with contemporary art.”

Anyone unable to visit Ikon in person is encouraged to view films, artist interviews and family activities online at https://www.ikon-gallery.org/.

By Steve Dyson

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