Exhibition: Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth

This exhibition runs from Mon, 12th Oct 2020 to Sat, 2nd Jan 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri,
4th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
5th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)
Thu,
10th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
11th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)
Sat,
12th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)
Thu,
17th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)
Fri,
18th Dec 2020  
(11am - 4pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


A major solo exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum by the artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell.

New works specially commissioned for the exhibition and works borrowed from public and private collections across the UK are installed across the Museum in dialogue with Sir John Soane’s collection of art, architecture and antiquities.

For over four decades, Langlands & Bell’s work has explored the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange we use to negotiate a fast changing technological world. Their art ranges from film, video and digital media projects to sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture.

From the found objects gathered in the early 1980s from the rubble and detritus of Whitechapel, to the slick hyper-determined buildings of the tech giants of Silicon Valley, the exhibition explores the disconnects that exist between the ideas and narratives that buildings, objects and images are intended to convey and those they inadvertently reveal or which are acquired over time.

Works featured in the exhibition range from Traces of Living (first made in 1986), Adjoining Rooms (1989), Interlocking Chair (1995), the interactive Turner prize-nominated The House of Osama bin Laden (2003), to recent works exploring the new Apple headquarters in Silicon Valley, and a major new art work conceived for Soane’s iconic Library-Dining Room, exploring the temporal and cultural relations emanating from the idea of the Grand Tour.

Taking place at a moment when some commentators contend we have entered a ‘post-truth’ era, Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth reflects on the capacities of architecture to bear witness to the technological, political, economic and cultural relationships that define contemporary society.


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Location

Sir John Soane's Museum,

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London,
WC2A 3BP

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