Sleepy Time

SHOWstudio’s shop has opened a new exhibition, To Bed. Sleep often serves as a subject in art, affording artists with material and metaphors for work. Remember when The Tate held a mass sleepover in 2007 that coincided with a 19-hour screening of Andy Warhol’s Sleep? And what of John and Yoko’s week-long “bed-in” for peace. To Bed is a little more intimate, showing personal and vulnerable states of sleep. From Corinne Day’s photographic diary of her own hospitalisation in 1996, to Maiko Takeda’s sculpture that outlines the soft curves of a woman in bed, To Bed is devoted to the space of sleep. It’s voyeurism sans the usual titillation that comes with peeking through the bedroom window.

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