I recently took myself over to Somerset House to check out the amazing ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ exhibition. A new exhibition, curated by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and musician James Lavelle, featuring a host of contemporary artists, film makers and musicians showcasing works inspired by the master film marker Stanley Kubrick.
The exhibition comprised of many rooms and corridors and took about an hour to get around. It was great to see such a vast amount of work by so many different artists all based around or inspired by one mans work. Participating artists were invited to respond to a film, scene, character or theme from the Kubrick archives. Conceptual artist, painters, photographers, musicians etc all took part to create a multi sensory experience throughout the gallery.
Walking around and taking it all in it felt kind of like being either within a Kubrick movie or in his own world / magical house. Getting literally inside a different movie experience in every room / piece but with an artistic twist felt pretty awesome and being able to see both young and older artists interpretations made it constantly enjoyable and interesting.
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Carl Craig / Charlotte Colbert / Chris Levine / Christiane Kubrick / David Nicholson / Dexter Navy / Doug Foster / Doug Aitken / Futura / Gavin Turk / Harland Miller / Haroon Mirza & Anish Kapoor / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / Invader / Jamie Shovlin / Jane & Louise Wilson / Jason Shulman / Jocelyn Pook / John Isaacs & James Lavelle with Azzi Glasser / Jonas Burgert / Joseph Kosuth / Julian Rosefeldt / Keaton Henson / Koen Vanmechelen / Marc Quinn / Mark Karasick / Mat Chivers / Mat Collishaw / Max Richter / Michael Nyman / Michele Lamy / Mick Jones / Nancy Fouts / Nathan Coley / Norbert Schoerner / Paul Fryer / Paul Insect / Peter Kennard / Philip Castle / Philip Shepherd / Pink Twins / Polly Morgan / Rachel Howard / Rut Blees Luxemburg / Samantha Morton & Douglas Hart / Sarah Lucas/ Seamus Farrell / Stuart Haygarth / Thomas Bangalter / Toby Dye / Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones