Thursday 24 July 2014

Science Museum - Stranger Than Fiction now open!

Stranger Than Fiction now open
Until 9 November 2014
'Journeying into Fontcuberta’s mischievous make-believe world finds visitors caught somewhere between Alice’s Wonderland and Charles Darwin’s Galapagos with all the thrill and excitement of an Indiana Jones adventure thrown inLondon Calling

This first major UK exhibition by award-winning photographer Joan Fontcuberta features six documentary narratives that combine reality and fiction. Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography's authority and our inclination to believe what we see.

Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils, incredible reports of mysterious fauna and eye-opening photographs of rare plant species.
Stranger Than FictionHerbariumMiracles
Watch the exhibition trailer to discover the inspiration behind Fontcuberta's incredible fictions
Stranger Than Fiction trailer
Stranger Than Fiction events
John Duffy's Brother and other stories
Wednesday lunchtime tours
Joan Fontcuberta in conversation with curator Greg Hobson
John DuffyLunchtime tourJoan Fontcuberta
Saturday 27 July

An event connecting key themes from our two current Media Space exhibitions – the uncovering of historic objects, knowledge and histories, with the blurring of fact and fiction – through an afternoon of live readings, musical and theatrical performance.
From Wednesday 6 August

Join a member of the Media Space curatorial team on a tour of our Stranger Than Fiction exhibition to get a greater insight into Fontcuberta's compelling work.

Further details on our website soon.
Monday 27 October

Enjoy an illustrated lecture by the artist, followed by a conversation with Greg Hobson and an audience Q&A. A book signing with the artist will also take place at the end of the event.

Further details on our website soon.