“Modern carnivals are split between the officially-sanctioned spectator events, and the more communal, sometimes anarchic activities”


During Brighton Festival, the touring show Carnivalesque, curated by artist and writer Timothy Hyman and organised in partnership with the Hayward Gallery, London and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, presented an exploration of ‘the carnival sense of the world’ in Western art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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Visitor Comments

A sharp juxtaposition of glamour and pain

A wonderful world of self-expression and luxuriant creativity… chic!

Splendid and sinister. Why is dressing-up so creepy?