Summer has at last arrived, just in time to see the opening of the most fascinating and magical exhibitions that the De La Warr Pavilion has seen for a long time.
A 10m high inflatable Felix The Cat overlooking the car park, a Cyberman’s helmet from Doctor Who, an Egyptian mummified cat and a replica Sputnik satellite at the top of the staircase are just some of the objects included in The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things which opened on 13 July.
Curator (and Turner Prize winning artist) Mark Leckey searched the internet to select over 70 random objects which appeared connected to each other on Google. After selecting and sourcing the objects and artworks, he has placed them together in a museum like setting, in the galleries. The result is a cross between a cabinet of curiosities and the set of a science fiction film. Leckey asks the question – do objects have meaning and value only when they are connected with each other?
Can that meaning change once they are taken out of context or stand, side by side, with other objects? Come along and tell us what you think.
Free exhibition runs until October 20th at Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion.
Published 22nd July 2013
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