Rachel Maclean: We Want Data!. Dye Sublimation Fabric Print Series 2. Commissioned by Artpace and HOME. Image courtesy of artist and HOME.

Rachel Maclean: Wot u :-) about?

Wot u 🙂 about? presents a major solo exhibition of entirely new work by acclaimed Scottish artist Rachel Maclean, who will represent Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale, at HOME in Manchester

The exhibition will showcase new film installation It’s What’s Inside That Counts, which has been commissioned in partnership with HOME, University of Salford Art Collection, Artpace, Zabludowicz Collection, Tate, Frieze Film and Channel 4 Random Acts.

Maclean uses the fairytale genre to examine the murky boundary between childhood and adulthood. She explores ideas of commodified happiness and the politics of fear, rendering dark and unsettling narratives in the supersaturated, candy-coloured aesthetic of children’s television.

Wot u 🙂 about? is at HOME from Saturday 29 October 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017.

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