The enigmatic Museum of Everything returns on 2 September with its fourth exhibition. This time round, we can expect ‘over two hundred drawings, paintings and sculptures by international contemporary artists for whom creation is not just art, it is language’.
In a departure from previous exhibitions, the new show will not make use of the museum’s usual Primrose Hill venue. Instead, it’s decamping to Selfridges for what’s described as the ‘most expansive art collaboration in the history of the shop’. As well as taking up internal space, the exhibition will also occupy all of the department store’s famous windows. The show will be accompanied by a yet-to-be-announced events programme and the optimistically named Shop of Everything.
What to expect? As always with the Museum of Everything, it’s impossible to get a grasp of the content from its deliberately vague publicity material. We’re promised the handiwork of self-taught artists from around the world, with novelties including flying cities, voluptuous female conspirators and oven-baked cameras. But who cares about the details? The Museum of Everything has more than established itself as the capital’s leading purveyor of curatorial brilliance, and we anticipate another offbeat treat.
Exhibition #4 runs at Selfridges from 2 September to 25 October. A little birdy tells us that the windows will be revealed this Friday. Entrance is free.