What is Everyday Magic? No… It’s not Ricky Martin’s jawline. It’s not Velcro. Why, it’s not even Mos Burger. Everyday Magic are those simple things that make life just a little more dreamy, as well as QAGOMA's latest, and most blissed exhibition to date.
As an embodiment of John Cage’s remark ‘beauty is now underfoot wherever we take the trouble to look’, Everyday Magic is all about seeking gratitude, appreciation and thanksgiving in a materialist world. The free exhibit holds a collection of art that reflects everyday materials and situations in a way which is humbly enchanting, so that we can see the magic in our lives. While it may sound a tad meta, the focus on transformation from the simplest presences is the foundation of a collection of work that transcends the raw establishments of everyday to expose something quite complex.
Everyday Magic will be open from the 7th of September to the 16th of March next year, so give it a go and hopefully become a more conscious person in the act.
It'll at least be a little more riveting than a bunch of quilts.