Oct 31, 2019 – Feb 23, 2020
An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life.
Many of us feel we’re working more intensively, juggling too many things, blurring our public and private lives, pushing the limits of our natural rhythms of sleep and waking.
24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones and contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that will provoke and entertain.
★★★★ – Evening Standard, Londonist, Culture Whisper
“Fascinating” – i-D
“Tells the story of a world in flux…full of energy and humour” – City AM
“The sheer diversity of works and objects on display is dazzling” – New Statesman
★★★★ “Novel and intriguing” – Observer
Contributors include Douglas Coupland, Mat Collishaw, Harun Farocki, Pierre Huyghe, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Kelly Richardson, Kateřina Šedá, Pilvi Takala, Addie Wagenknecht, and ten artists and designers from Somerset House Studios, including Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.
With every moment seemingly an opportunity to connect and work, unrelenting pressure to produce and consume, sleep itself monitored and commodified, how we cope is one of the most urgent contemporary issues affecting us all.
Inspired by Jonathan Crary’s book of the same name, and curated by Sarah Cook, 24/7 & holds up a mirror to our always-on culture and invites you to step outside of your day-to-day routine to engage, reflect and reset.