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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Extraordinary Objects

The world of extraordinary objects is the title and theme of the current exhibition at the October Gallery in Bloomsbury.  The artists have taken ordinary items and transformed them into extraordinary objects that aim to reflect modern society and culture.

This piece titled "Medusa" by artist Gyeong Yoon An, is bold in its message with a head covered in paper mache guns with recorders creating a low level of white noise that flows up into the head and then back out of the hair.

The works are all strong visual statements on the environment, poverty, and politics.
  
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
21 February - 13 April 2013

9 comments:

John said...

I still don't get most modern art, so now I don't try.

Sharon said...

This one that would be a good one to display at a gallery here where so many gun obsessed people live.

LONDONLULU said...

A really arresting mirror on guns, violence and tragedy in current society (we need that exhibit here, especially select regions of the country!)

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive. I was looking at a new exhibition in Haninge yesterday and there were a few objects there that I didn't get.

Kay said...

It's both compelling and disturbing, which is more than likely what the artist intended.

Angie said...

Love this Mo - my kind of thing!!

Jack said...

As Kay said, it is at the same time compelling and disturbing. I think it is excellent.

Gunn said...

I like to see unusual art.
I also like the way you photographed it.
And that the shadow is included too.

Mandy Southgate said...

Wow, that is a fantastic piece! I really need to get out to more exhibitions!

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