The concept of the ‘everyday’ has been explored by artists for decades. In an upcoming exhibition at The Lowry, this theme is stretched and moulded into an interactive, playful and all-round exciting show that promises to engage visitors of all ages. One stand-out piece in ExtraOrdinary: Everyday Objects and actions in Contemporary Art will be South African sculptor Roelof Louw’s pyramid of 5800 oranges, a participatory installation where visitors can take part of the art with them as a snack. Also in the exhibition will be work from Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, plus Bruce Nauman, Will Dorner and Karina Smigla-Bobinski, whose ADA installation will float freely above the gallery space, its charcoal tips creating an evolving drawing on the gallery walls as it is pushed around the space by visitors to the exhibition. Curated in an engaging and imaginative way, the generic ‘Do not touch’ gallery sign definitely does NOT apply to this exhibition.
Sat 25 Jul – Sun 18 Oct, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, Sun – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, FREE, www.thelowry.com
- Daisy Kidd
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- Fri 16 Oct 2015