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What is the potential of fragmentary information, and how does our imagination clarify the incomplete? This exhibition explores these ideas, taking Sir John Soane’s Museum’s eclectic and diverse collection of antiquities as a point of departure.

Each ancient fragment within Sir John Soane’s Museum draws an incomplete yet intriguing picture of the whole. They seem to be able to embody something significantly bigger than their size, inviting us to speculate, imagine and eventually form our own versions of what they are. These objects are almost short quotations from different places and different times, ready to be reused or even misused. Five participants will present work which responds to these ideas. Displayed within the historic interiors of the Museum, they offer a contemporary interpretation on how we could engage with the fragmentary.

With contributions from Paul Elliman, Gemma Holts, Sam Jacob, Peter Marigold and Study O Portable.

The exhibition has been curated by Workshop for Potential Design.

Exhibition booklet available with texts by Vicky Richardson and Emma Mattei among others.

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