Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5PZ & The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

01736 363715
info@newlynartgallery.co.uk
www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Saturday 25 January 2014 – Saturday 26 April 2014
Opening Hours: 10 - 4pm
Admission Fee: FREE

Opening hours: 10:00 - 16:00

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing is a startling exhibition that moves wittily, sometimes mysteriously, between contemporary art, anatomy, Cold War secrets, the origins of museums and voyeurism in everyday life. Alongside the contemporary works, curated by Brian Dillon for Hayward Touring, we have invited curators from regional museums to nominate works from their collections that best evoke the theme of 'curiosity'. Taking as a starting point the cabinets of curiosities that flourished throughout Europe in the 17th century, Curiosity is a detailed and spectacular meditation on the nature of wonder, fascination and inquiry. A Hayward Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with Turner Contemporary and in association with New York art and culture magazine Cabinet.

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