Play Ground

5 Feb 2011 – 4 May 2011

Cost of entry

Free admission

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Leicester, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • The museum is less than ten minutes walk from Leicester train station.

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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (in partnership with The City Gallery)

An exhibition where play is as important as the ideas it may stimulate.

Corey Arcangel, Angela Bulloch, Marcel Duchamp, Hassan Hajjaj, Chris Marker, Takashi Murata, Bob and Roberta Smith, Annika Strom, Mungo Thomson, Erwin Wurm.

At an art gallery we usually have to follow a series of rules. Don't touch the work, don't run, don't shout, don't play. Don't, in short, have fun. We thought it would be good to try something else ' this exhibition shows contemporary artists that treat the gallery like a fairground rather than a church.

The exhibition features Hassan Hajjaj's Le Salon, a Moroccan influenced cafe, American artist Mungo Thomson's production of a large inflatable as an artwork. Angela Bulloch's light installations that respond to the audience chanting football songs and Erwin Wurm's prints giving instructions on how to turn yourself into a sculpture for one minute.

So welcome to Play Ground, where we can touch the art (at least most of it), where we can shout and sing and where you should have fun. In this exhibition the play is as important as the ideas it may stimulate.


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