'24/7' Exhibition at Somerset House Explores the Non-Stop Nature of our Modern Life

Monday, December 9, 2019
'24/7' Exhibition at Somerset House Explores the Non-Stop Nature of our Modern Life

24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones and contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that will provoke and entertain.

Image: 24/7, courtesy for Somerset House

 

Many of us feel we’re working more intensively, juggling too many things, blurring our public and private lives, pushing the limits of our natural rhythms of sleep and waking.

24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones and contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that will provoke and entertain.

 

Mat Collishaw, The Machine Zone 00-01, 2019

 

Contributors include Douglas Coupland, Mat Collishaw, Harun Farocki, Pierre Huyghe, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Kelly Richardson, Kateřina Šedá, Pilvi Takala, Addie Wagenknecht, and ten artists and designers from Somerset House Studios, including Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. 

 

Installation view of Tatsuo Miyajima, Life Palace (tea room)

 

With every moment seemingly an opportunity to connect and work, unrelenting pressure to produce and consume, sleep itself monitored and commodified, how we cope is one of the most urgent contemporary issues affecting us all.

 

Installation view of Tekja, Awake, 2019

 

Inspired by Jonathan Crary’s book of the same name, and curated by Sarah Cook, 24/7 & holds up a mirror to our always-on culture and invites you to step outside of your day-to-day routine to engage, reflect and reset.

 

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