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What is Contemporary Art?

With Damien Hirst’s New Religion exhibition on show at The Lightbox, Jacky Klein presents the perfect introduction to the world of contemporary art, exploring the work of artists from across the globe. 

Jacky Klein is an art historian, writer and publisher. She worked as a curator at the Tate, Barbican, Courtauld and Hayward galleries in London, before moving into art publishing, as Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson and Phaidon Press, and now as Executive Editor at Tate Publishing. Her own books include the first complete monograph on Grayson Perry (Thames & Hudson, 2009; revised and expanded 2013), and What is Contemporary Art? A Children's Guide (2012). She is an occasional reporter for BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking, makes short films for the Art Fund, and lectures widely on modern and contemporary art. She is a Trustee of a number of arts and culture organisations including Culture24 and the UK Association of Art Historians.


Tuesday 12 May 2015, 7.00pm


Image: Jacky Klein (c) David Klein
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The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA Date and time 12 May, 2015 19.00 - 20.00
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