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Though entry to the Museum is currently not possible due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you can still view our current exhibition, Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth in this online exhibition.
The work of artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell has long been concerned with the relationships that exist between people, objects and buildings. Across film, video, digital media, sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture, they have consistently explored the ways we live and interact in a fast-changing technological world and how this is expressed in the structures we build and inhabit.
Langlands & Bell’s ideas and interests have much in common with Sir John Soane’s own conception of art and architecture, as manifested in his house-museum. This connection provides the starting point for this exhibition which is installed throughout the Museum in dialogue with Soane’s own collection and architecture. On display are works from across Langlands & Bell’s career, including several made especially for this exhibition.
An important point of departure for some of Langlands & Bell’s recent work is the increasingly fraught relationship between the physical and digital worlds where the very notion of truth as an absolute is being contested. However, for Langlands & Bell ‘truth crystalizes with the construction, display and interaction of buildings and artworks’ – as the exhibition and the Museum in which it is situated convey.
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of Pomellato, Thompson & Caroline Dean, and Christian & Florence Levett.