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Guo Fengyiís work at The Alternative Guide to the Universe

Written by Tomas Jivanda

Image: Asger Carlsen

LOVE ARTS

The Alternative Guide to the Universe at the Hayward Gallery

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he coming summer months see contemporary artists showcasing some of their more peculiar work throughout the UK and around the world. There are the puppeting skills of new kid on the art block Geoffrey Farmer, stories sent out to sea, a back catalogue of websites gone by, and a drag-version of Margaret Thatcher in memoriam. It’s contemporary artwork that even readers of The Eccentrist will find, well, a little out there.

Download the ‘scan me’ app onto your smart phone from www.scan. me then simply scan the code below. You will then be directed to a page on our website where you can find out more about upcoming exhibitions and events and watch bonus video work by Simon Senn.

One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age by Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied Image: thephotographersgallery.org.uk

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If you ever look back on your previous internet escapades and cringe, then the latest curated creation by Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied will show you that you’re not alone. ‘One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age’ is a selection of webpages from the now defunct web hosting service Geocities, all of which were 66

This summer the Hayward Gallery takes you on a journey through time and space with a radical exhibition led by self-taught artists and architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors. Each contributor presents unorthodox perspectives on the world; exploring fictional identities, designing imaginary cities, building healing machines, and even fashioning new letter forms designed to ‘liberate the alphabet from the strictures of Western Civilization’. 11 June – 26 August Southbank Centre, London www.southbankcentre.co.uk

last updated in the late 1990’s. The exhibition gives a platform to these often forgotten fansites whilst simultaneously commenting on the very real issue of archiving online information. 18 April – 7 July The Photographers’ Gallery www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk

The Eccentrist  

A new quarterly magazine that offers a ‘meander away from the mainstream’ by documenting the more unusual and offbeat people, places and ide...

The Eccentrist  

A new quarterly magazine that offers a ‘meander away from the mainstream’ by documenting the more unusual and offbeat people, places and ide...

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