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The Gothic Imagination invades the British Library October 29, 2014 – Posted in: Content, Exhibits

This is the  perfect time of year to get spooked out and The British Library is helping the cause with their latest exhibit, Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination.   Comprised of two hundred objects spanning two hundred and fifty years of Gothic literature the exhibit “presents an intriguing glimpse of a fascinating and mysterious world.” image Universal /The Kobal Collection Starting with Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and ending with the current zombie craze: The show provides…

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The British Library: A 10,000 book installation by British-Nigerian artist tackles immigration May 13, 2014 – Posted in: Exhibits, Installation

As part of this year’s HOUSE, Brighton’s festival of visual art and domestic space Yinka Shonibare MBE has created The British Library, a 10,000 book installation exploring the impact of immigration on British culture.  The work, co-commissioned by HOUSE and the Brighton Festival, makes its home in the confines of the Old Reference Library at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. The books are all bound in Shonibare’s trademark African Dutch wax batik fabric and are housed in the…

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