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Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio

Tuesday 21 August 2018Sunday 06 January 2019

Exhibition of scientific objects drawn from the collection of Dutch art collector George Loudon, including lost-wax casts, minerals, velvet, ivory and glass, illustrated books, prints, drawings, anatomical specimens, human skulls and papier-mâché flowers. Artist Salvatore Arancio (b. 1974, Italy) has selected from and responded to the collection to stage a dialogue with the his own works. Arancio is renowned for his fantastical prints and ceramics that erupt in vividly chromatic biomorphic forms. He has devised a surreal scenography filled with sound, light and his own ceramic sculptures. They are juxtaposed with scientific objects to create startling hybrids and poetic narratives including a 19th-century treatise on the shape and colour of human souls. The show also features a film with a new soundtrack by The Focus Group musician Julian House.

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artefacts | George Loudon | Salvatore Arancio | science | scientific objects


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