William Scott at the Hayward Gallery, London

Alternative Guide To The Universe
Curated by Ralph Rugoff

June 11 – August 26

Presented by the Hayward Gallery at London’s Southbank Centre, Alternative Guide to the Universe surveys an artistic landscape that stretches to the far horizons of our imagination. Featuring contributions from self-taught artists and unlicensed architects, fringe physicists and visionary inventors, it serves up bracingly fresh perspectives on the world we live in. It also offers a rare opportunity to discover remarkable paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and architectural models created by an eccentric and inspiring group of individuals from around the world.

Creative Growth artist William Scott is among 25 contributors to the exhibition who explore fictional identities and design imaginary cities, build healing machines and record the unseen energy flows of our bodies. They speculate on mysteries of time and space; create devices for time travel and communication with other dimensions; and fashion new letter forms designed to liberate the alphabet from the strictures of Western civilization.

Taken together, their work conjures a kind of a parallel universe where ingenuity and inventiveness trump common sense and received wisdom.

For more information about the exhibition, visit here.


(Text courtesy of Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre)