THE ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE 11 June – 26 August 2013
Hayward Gallery, London
The Alternative Guide to the Universe will present maverick creations by ‘outsider artists’; self-taught architects and artists, photographers and filmmakers, futurists and choreographers, healers and scientists who together will conjure a parallel universe where ingenuity and inventiveness trump received wisdom. This exhibition will bring together compellingly original artworks and artefacts from the last 25 years by a wide range of people who are largely self-taught, and whose work elaborates alternative ways of perceiving, imagining, describing, and moving through the world around us. Featuring a range of contributors from fringe physicists to the inventors of new language systems, from schizophrenic artists who chronicle secret Utopias to others who fabricate new technologies in order to more accurately record what they see, the participants in this show fearlessly depart from mainstream conventions and accepted ways of thinking. Driven by a spirit of invention and an obsessive interest in their chosen subjects, they chart their own, often highly eccentric, paths of discovery and innovation.
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