24/7: A Wake Up Call for our Non-Stop World

31 Oct 2019 – 23 Feb 2020

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 20:00

Cost of entry

£14.00 / £11.00 concessions

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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A major exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.


A host of international contemporary artists and designers will hold a mirror up to a world in which we are sleeping less, complex systems are exerting control, and the pull of the screen is disrupting our instincts to daydream and pay attention to the world around us, and each other. The exhibition is inspired by the book of the same title by art critic and essayist Jonathan Crary (Verso, 2013).

Contributors include Marcus Coates, Mat Collishaw, Harun Farocki, Pierre Huyghe, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Kelly Richardson, Pilvi Takala, Addie Wagenknecht, and ten artists and designers from Somerset House Studios, including Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.

Curated by Somerset House and Sarah Cook, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of the sunset through a series of interactive installations and interrogations of 24/7 life.

Exhibiting artists

Rut Blees Luxemburg

Pierre Huyghe

Daily Tous Les Jours

Thomson & Craighead

Roman Signer

Addie Wagenknecht

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Alan Warburton

Nastja Säde Rönkkö

Marcus Coates

Tega Brain

Tatsuo Miyajima

Pilvi Takala

Mat Collishaw

Harun Farocki

Kelly Richardson

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard


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