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Alternative Guide to the Universe

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Time 10:00
Date 11/06/13
Price £11

Alternative Guide to the Universe surveys an artistic landscape that stretches to the far horizons of our imagination.

Alternative Guide to the Universe explores the work of self-taught artists and architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors, all of whom offer bracingly unorthodox perspectives on the world we live in. Inspiringly original and bracingly eccentric, their work re-imagines our social and cultural conventions in ways that fearlessly depart from accepted ways of thinking.

Contributors to the exhibition explore fictional identities and design imaginary cities; they build healing machines and record the unseen energy flows of our bodies. They speculate on mysteries of time and space; create devices for time travel and communication with other dimensions; and fashion new letter forms designed to liberate the alphabet from the strictures of Western civilization. Taken together, their work conjures a kind of a parallel universe where ingenuity and inventiveness trump common sense and received wisdom.

With special added attraction The Museum of Everything!

In the Hayward Gallery Project Space - The Museum of Everything - that world-famous wandering space for unintentional, untrained, undiscovered, unclassifiable, unknowable, undeniable and unforgettable artists of modern times presents Sri Nek Chand Saini, creator of the legendary Rock Garden of Chandigarh, India.

11 June-26 August

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