‘Since the psychedelic experience has the structure of dreaming awake at the end of time – ungovernable, inviting diffusion and slanting articulations, and full of resemblances and chimeras – the question of how to tell the dream upon waking remains.’
— Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers, ‘Altered States’, 2021
The Artist Room is pleased to present Inside Out, a group exhibition including works by Sophie Mei Birkin, Max Boyla, Sonya Derviz, Antoine Leisure, Kin-Ting Li, Ding Shilun and Scott Young.
This exhibition explores how a dystopian consciousness permeates contemporary art. From subverting the so-called ‘natural’ to envisioning surreal cosmologies and carnal futures, this exhibition brings together a group of emerging artists that imagine life turned inside out. By rendering visible the imagined, unseen and yet felt, a new generation of artists are responding to our hyper-transient and image-centric age by building new visual languages to form alternative paths to perception.