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

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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 artistsToggle

Marcus Coates

Mat Collishaw

Tega Brain

Addie Wagenknecht

Pierre Huyghe

Daily Tous Les Jours

Thomson & Craighead

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Harun Farocki

Nastja Säde Rönkkö

Tatsuo Miyajima

Roman Signer

Kelly Richardson

Pilvi Takala

Alan Warburton

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Rut Blees Luxemburg


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