The final frontier
The Barbican takes a deep dive into science fiction, with historian and writer Patrick Gyger curating a vast festival-style exhibition.
Into the Unknown celebrates the boundless imagination of this experimental genre, from space exploration to futuristic and dystopian worlds, bodily mutations, and the realms of human consciousness.
There are 800 works on display – some never before seen in the UK – ranging from books, artwork, games, artefacts and rare film footage to specially commissioned pieces. Highlights include original Jules Verne manuscripts, Soviet visions of space, work by visual effects supremo Ray Harryhausen, spacesuits from blockbusters like Interstellar, and an immersive installation from the creators of Black Mirror.
INTO THE UNKNOWN
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1
Adults £14.50, under-14s £5