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This exhibition explores the potential of objects to be transformed and seen in new and insightful ways.

Showcasing over 70 modern and contemporary works, this touring exhibition celebrates the wonder of physical objects in a predominantly digital age where artistic creativity helps us to see the world in extraordinary ways.

Found objects have been transformed in many ways and for different reasons by artists: to communicate a particular idea or concept such as Surrealism’s use of humour and satire, or Pop Art’s direct appropriation of items from popular culture.

It is the relationship between the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter that provides the basis for this exhibition. Works are drawn from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham Museums.

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