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Preview: Wot u :-) about?

Wot u :-) about? presents a major solo exhibition of entirely new work by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, who will represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, Visual Art Programme Manager, HOME, and Sarah Perks, Artistic Director: Visual Art, HOME.

Join us for complimentary drinks at our exhibition preview and be amongst the first to see Rachel’s all-new works, including print series We Want Data!, commissioned by HOME and Artpace, San Antonio, plus the world premiere of a new 30-minute film installation, It’s What’s Inside That Counts, commissioned by HOME, University of Salford Art Collection, Tate, Zabludowicz Collection, Frieze Film and Channel 4 Random Acts.

Weekend highlights

Don’t miss our cinema screening of Rachel’s breakout hit of the touring British Art Show, Feed Me, introduced by the artist and curator Bren O’Callaghan on Sat 29 Oct. Feed Me is an hour long fever dream into one of Maclean’s trademark, dystopian playgrounds, in which the populous are content to suckle upon childlike TV shows and toy advertisements. But is the sentiment behind the cartoon pelt of Happy Chat Beast simply a marketing pitch, or something altogether more horrifying? Featuring musical-theatre inspired songs and dance routines with disturbing plot twists, this is a must-see for fans of Maclean’s fast-ascending practice.

Join us for a gallery tour with the artist on Saturday 29 Oct, and hear further about the making process behind her green screen environments, costumes, sculptures and more.

Wot u :-) about? opens on Sat 29 Oct and runs until Sun 8 Jan 2017. For more information, head here.