Exhibitionism: The Art of Display uniquely explored contemporary art through varied methods of display. The show sought to deconstruct the complex space within Somerset House and present contemporary works of art though historical and conceptual modes of curation. These included a spectacular reimagining of an Academy Hang, where student artists were invited to exhibit alongside well known artists such as David Begbie and Karen Knorr. A modern day Cabinet of Curiosities taking its influence from the seventeenth century Wunderkammer; the presentation of objects of value and wonder. The contents of the cabinets were mostly artistic interpretations of the natural and fantastical, including taxidermy, the insect kingdom and anatomy. The other rooms critically investigated the roots of Western museology. In this way, Exhibitionism directly challenged contemporary accepted ways of staging art.


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