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The antique copy reactivated

Contemporary Art | Exhibitions on « the copy » update the question of academicism, the artistic norm of the 17th century, to the cusp of the 20th : teaching and perpetuating frameworks and aesthetic codes from antiquity. The idea of the copy, denigrated in Western modernity, is being restored in the service of a new vision.

Gazing Ball (Antinous-Dionysus) plaster and glass 2013 © Jeff Koons
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Gazing Ball (Antinous-Dionysus) plaster and glass 2013
© Jeff Koons

According to Salvatore Settis, an archaeological specialist and co-curator of the twin exhibitions Serial Classic and […]

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Gazing Ball (Antinous-Dionysus) plaster and glass 2013 © Jeff Koons Installation view of Plasters: Casts and Copies Photography by Tom Arber © The Hepworth Wakefield

Gazing Ball (Antinous-Dionysus) plaster and glass 2013
© Jeff Koons

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