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13/10/14

MIRRORCITY: London Artists on Fiction and Reality



La Hayward Gallery presenterà una nuova mostra dal titolo Mirrocity dal prossimo 14 Ottobre, una selezione degli artisti più emergenti sul tema della città fra presente e futuro.



MIRRORCITY: London Artists on Fiction and Reality
Open to the public from 14 October 2014 – 4 January 2015


London is arguably one of the world's centres for contemporary art and MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today who seek to address the dilemmas, realities and consequences of living in a digital age.



Presenting artworks in a wide variety of media including painting, film and video, sculpture, drawing, sound and performance, the exhibition addresses the effect of digital media on our experiences. 

J. G. Ballard believed that reality had already exceeded the visions conjured by science fiction by the end of the 20th century. Utilising the fact that we live in a new digital era, the artists in MIRRORCITY respond to and address this new perception of the world. Artists have always created alternative realities but recently they have been exploring where the digital and the physical space cross over and fold into each other.  The exhibition further explores the question: “What is our current experience of reality and the condition of our existence today?” The artists penetrate alternative spaces where the imagined, the physical and the virtual meet or mirror each other.


Artists in the exhibition are in full: Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq; Michael Dean; Tim Etchells; Anne Hardy; Susan Hiller; LuckyPDF (James Early, John Hill, Ollie Hogan, Yuri Pattison); Lloyd Corporation (Ali Eisa, Sebastian Lloyd Rees); Helen Marten; Ursula Mayer; Emma McNally; Karen Mirza and Brad Butler; Katrina Palmer; Pil and Galia Kollectiv; Laure Prouvost; Aura Satz; Hannah Sawtell; Lindsay Seers; Tai Shani; Daniel Sinsel; John Stezaker; Volumes Project (Nicola Conibere, Martin Hargreaves and Frank Bock) and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.


New works in MIRRORCITY are by Emma McNally, Helen Marten, Daniel Sinsel, Susan Hiller and Michael Dean. New commissions are by LuckyPDF, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Tim Etchells, Lloyd Corporation, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Aura Satz, Tai Shani and Volumes Project.
A specially produced ‘alternative’ newspaper has been created by Tom McCarthy for MIRRORCITY. The project was conceived as a collaboration between the author and the artists featured in the exhibition. Artists have contributed a diverse and distinctive array of texts and pictures that McCarthy has edited into an otherworldly reading experience.
MIRRORCITY is curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery.
Opening times
Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Late night Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm
Please note the following exceptions to opening hours:
Wednesday 24 December CLOSED
Thursday 25 December CLOSED
Friday 26 December CLOSED
Wednesday 31 December 11am – 4pm
Thursday 1 January CLOSED

Exhibition Tours
Tours of MIRRORCITY take place on Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1pm. They are free with a same-day exhibition ticket.


Hayward Gallery is at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

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