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In London, An Exhibition Of ‘Invisible’ Art?

The Hayward Gallery in London is planning an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’-style exhibition.

For the exhibition titled ‘Invisible’ that will open in June, the gallery is putting together 50 artworks from various renowned artists—such as Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Yoko Ono and Tom Friedman—that can’t be exactly be seen.

One of the pieces include Tom Friedman’s ‘1000 Hours of Staring’ (pictured above), of a blank sheet of paper that the artist stared at repeatedly over the span of five years, according to the Telegraph.

Another piece is Andy Warhol’s ‘Invisible Sculpture’, from 1985, of an empty plinth that he briefly stepped on.

The $8-British pounds exhibition hopes to demonstrate “how art is about ‘firing the imagination’, rather than simply viewing objects”.

“This exhibition highlights that art isn’t about material objects, it’s about setting our imaginations alight, and that’s what the artists in this show do in many varied ways,” Ralph Rugoff, Hayward Gallery’s director, told Telegraph.

What does this make you think about art? Would you pay to see art that can’t really be seen?

[via Telegraph, image via PetaPixel]
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