Ghost in the Machine’s Top Five Exhibitions of the Decade

Ghost in the Machine can’t speak for all the exhibitions this decade of course, but our favourites were (in chronological order…)

Disguise, Manchester Art Gallery (Spring/Summer 2004) Featuring the works of Leigh Bowery, Fergus Greer and Cindy Sherman among others, on the theme of disguise and questioning identity. There was even a dressing up box so you could have a go yourself!

FRAC Centre Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Summer 2008)
Including some astounding works from the 1960s European radical architecture movement.

Annette Messager’s The Messengers at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (September 2008)
Covering four decades of work by the fantastical French artist.

The Black Page at Shandy Hall, Coxwold (September 2009)
Featuring work by 73 key artists/writers recreating page 73 of Laurence Sterne’s highly influential 1759 novel Tristram Shandy – a black page marking the death of one of the characters.

And the not-specific-to-this-decade, wonderfully creepy collection of taxidermy, fossils and skeletons at the Booth Museum, Brighton.

I have to admit I may have forgotten some important exhibitions from the beginning of the decade when I was merely 15. But I am now anal enough to keep a list of all my shows visited, books read, films watched, bands seen etc. Next year I should have a more accurate list of favourites, and it will cover only one year rather than ten (so hard to choose…)

Here’s to another decade of seeking out exciting artwork nationally and internationally… let us know if there’s anything you think we should see.

Happy New Year!

2 Responses to “Ghost in the Machine’s Top Five Exhibitions of the Decade”
  1. Vinda Sonata says:

    >those are very interesting art exhibitions. i wish i could see them all. unfortunately there's not so many art exhibitions in my country 😦 i really wish i could be you. i've always loved art exhibitions and been looking for reviews on some. thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. >Thanks, I hope you manage to get to some good exhibitions soon. I will post more about the ones I attend this year. I had a look at your blog, it's really good and I love your illustrations. ^-^

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