Hayward Gallery
exhibition

Mirrorcity: London Artists on Fiction and Reality

Mirrorcity: London Artists on Fiction and Reality, 14 October 2014 – 4 January 2015, Hayward Gallery. London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. Mirrorcity showed recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

This exhibition brought together art informed by science fiction, the emergence of new speculative philosophies, and the effect of the internet on our daily lives. Presenting work in a variety of media – including painting, film and video, sculpture, drawing, sound and performance – the artists in this exhibition addressed questions specific to our time, such as ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’, and investigated the in-between spaces where the digital, physical and fictional overlap and intersect.  

Artists included: Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Michael Dean, Tim Etchells, Anne Hardy, Susan Hiller, LuckyPDF, Lloyd Corporation, 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, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and James Bridle.

The exhibition was accompanied by an ‘alternative newspaper’ created by Tom McCarthy. 

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Mirrorcity: London Artists on Fiction and Reality, 14 October 2014 – 4 January 2015, Hayward Gallery. 

London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. Mirrorcity showed recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.

This exhibition brought together art informed by science fiction, the emergence of new speculative philosophies, and the effect of the internet on our daily lives. Presenting work in a variety of media – including painting, film and video, sculpture, drawing, sound and performance – the artists in this exhibition addressed questions specific to our time, such as ‘How can we navigate the space between the digital and the physical?’, and investigated the in-between spaces where the digital, physical and fictional overlap and intersect.  

Artists included: Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Michael Dean, Tim Etchells, Anne Hardy, Susan Hiller, LuckyPDF, Lloyd Corporation, 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, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and James Bridle.

The exhibition was accompanied by an ‘alternative newspaper’ created by Tom McCarthy. 

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