The Whitechapel gallery is wonderful firstly for the wide selection incredible whitechapel documents of art available for purchase. and for the numerous and varied exhibits it presents I really enjoyed the Elmgreen and Dragset Survey -this is how we bite our tongue In Which they make real and imagined memorial swimming pool in a surreal embodiment of shattered dreams.
- Collection surreal science: Loudon collection with Salvatore Arancio
the Artist Arancio was asked to choose objects from Loudons collection and design display and respond to his selection with his own works. The Artist sets a scene lit with kaleidoscope of colour and sound Arancios exalts Loudons singular and exceptional and collection by responding intuitively to the objects chosen like the amazing crystal towers made as specimen of the rich mining industry of Russia, taxidermy oddities a incredible glass jellyfish and magical rendered illustrations of extinct creatures,plaster molds of human heads. Life like models of fungi, invertebrates a myriad of objects which capture the wonder of science and the natural world.with his own ceramic si-fi/past/present objects akin to Upritchards work in its fantastical interpretations. The artist highlights human fascination with understanding the natural world.
I love this merging and blurring of lines between artifact and artist I think this is a perfect example of how history museums can re-present collections to new audiences.