Think And Wonder, Wonder And Think

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Think And Wonder, Wonder And Think

Think And Wonder, Wonder And Think... sounds like one of those schools' television programmes you used to get in the Eighties doesn't it?

You can almost imagine an overly-enthusiastic man and woman wearing brightly-patterned jumpers, erecting a wobbly structure made of pipe cleaners which is supposed to represent the human digestive tract or something.

In fact Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think is the new exhibition at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, in which (shock, horror) "contemporary artists" will be exhibiting their work.

Contemporary artists? In a musuem of childhood? Won't someone think of the children?

But don't worry, this isn't another cynical art show designed to get Daily Mail readers' collective knickers in a twist, instead what's happening is a collection of artists will show "work inspired by [the mueum's] collections of historic toys and games".

So you've got Brian Griffiths' over-inflated, bug-eyed version of the legendary space hopper, Cornelia Parker's doll’s houses (with hidden dynamite) as well as scaled-down tower blocks and bucket and spade sulptures.

In the week that Damien Hirst admitted that some of his past works were "silly" somehow this exhibition seems rather appropriate.

Think And Wonder, Wonder And Think runs at the Museum of Childhood from 2 April to 31 July 31.

Last Updated 31 March 2005