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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Time Machine - An Exhibition That Can't Be Ignored

Bold, bright and seeping into every area of the gallery - Time Machine is an exhibition that can't be ignored.

Joana Vasconcelos has created a range of really interesting works that spread themselves throughout the gallery, both interacting and contrasting with their environment. The work takes over the space creeping into almost every room. Initially starting off with the occasional piece that you might identify as looking slightly out of place, and then as you move closer to the main exhibit of Joana's work you become surrounded by a vast display of her pieces. This really is one of the most engaging exhibitions I have seen in a long while. Read more...

The pieces that link into the gallery space are full of different textures and materials - great to look at and you can be staring for ages and still notice something new!

Moving into the main section of the exhibit there are some great pieces including this attention grabbing helicopter covered in feathers

and my absolute favourite piece - 'Full Steam Ahead': 

I am such a sucker for any art that uses technology in interesting and innovative ways and I LOVE these flower-type creations. Unfortunately I lost the video that I had, but the irons move up and down making it appear as if the flowers are opening and closing. Such a great concept and really well delivered. The bright colour and repetition of the irons draws in your attention as does the kinetic element of the work. 

This is a great exhibition, and is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the Manchester area! To find out more information click here. The gallery also has late night opening every Thursday with different events on, check out my review here and for more information see their website!

Have you seen this exhibition? Or do you have another one you would recommend? Let us know in the comments below!

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