NEWS: Tate Britain to Present Exhibition of Work by Rachel Maclean

The new and free exhibition of the contemporary artist’s work will open at the gallery from the 14th November until the 2nd April 2017. 

We Want Data!, 2016. (c)Rachel Maclean. 

This exhibition will bring together new works by the contemporary artist, who will be representing Scotland at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Included in the display will be a new film alongside a series of related prints, focusing on the on the commercialisation of data management, beauty and well-being. Titled   Wot u 🙂 about?, the display aims to present the dark reality of modern life through the colourful aesthetic of children’s television.

Rachel Maclean’s work mixes a variety of genres including fairy-tale, horror films and advertising to critique consumption in all its forms as well as our dependence on technology.

This exhibition will feature the film It’s What’s Inside That Counts (2016), which sees Maclean acting as a number of different grotesque characters, using CGI to create fantasy locations.

Wot u : -) about? is part of the Art Now series of free exhibitions at Tate Britain to focus on new and recent work by upcoming artists. The series has recently included displays such as Art Now: Sophie Michael Trip (The Light Fantastic) and the group exhibitions Vanilla and Concrete and The Weight of Data.

This latest exhibition as part of the series is curated by Elsa Coustou, Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art.

Wot U 🙂 About? will be on display at Tate Britain from the 14th November until the 2nd April 2017. For more information visit:


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