The Museum of Everything returns to London with a brand new installation. “Exhibition #4” is the first international survey of studios for contemporary artists with developmental issues. The venue is Selfridges, where 50 new discoveries and over 400 works will form the most expansive art collaboration in the history of the department store.
Exhibition #4 runs for eight weeks and occupies all the windows on Oxford Street. The main show is in the Ultralounge and features an installation created with Eve Stewart, designer of The King’s Speech. Highlights include Japanese wrestle-maniac Tomoyuki Shinki, West Coast social activist William Scott and visionary architect Stefan Hafner, whose City of the Future now adorns the corner window on Orchard Street.
In the Wonder Room, The Shop of Everything will sell bespoke merchandise to benefit the museum and its artists, including editioned prints and fashion collaborations with designers Clements Ribeiro and Tracy Neuls.
In addition to the physical show, a digital version – Exhibition #4d – will launch at the same time. Exhibition #4d can be seen online at www.digevery.com. Other events include talks, screenings & the launch of Everything #4, a book of the show featuring conversations with Cindy Sherman, Sir Ken Robinson, Chris Dercon and David Byrne.
The Workshops of Everything is an initiative to encourage workshops for artists with disabilities across Britain. The museum will run several workshops during the show and invites creative adults with developmental and other disabilities to participate on email@example.com.
The Museum of Everything is one of Europe’s most successful new independent museums. It is the only British museum dedicated to unintentional, untrained and undiscovered artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, and since 2009 has welcomed over 200,000 visitors to its shows.
Exhibition #1 opened in London and featured 800 works with commentaries by Grayson Perry, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maurizio Cattelan, Paula Rego and Nick Cave among others. The show was voted Best of 2009 in Time Out and ArtForum, and travelled to the Agnelli Museum in Italy.
Exhibition #2 at Tate Modern displayed more than 200 works by undiscovered British artists, selected by a panel of leading artists and curators including Ron Arad, Iwona Blazwick, Charles Avery and Jarvis Cocker.
Exhibition #3 was co-curated with artist Sir Peter Blake to form a vast installation of self-taught art and ephemera, plus a recreation of Walter Potter’s Victorian marvel “The Museum of Curiosity”. The show and accompanying book were voted the best of 2010 by The Spectator.
The Museum of Everything – “Exhibition #4”
Opens 2 September until 25 October 2011
Monday to Saturday: 09:30am to 8:00pm, Sunday: 10.00am to 6.30pm
Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street
London W1A 1AB