Visions for the Future: The Exhibition

A new thought-provoking exhibition opened at Selfridges this July. Selfridges teamed up with Reference Festival and brought artists, thinkers, and brands together to create Visions for the Future: The Exhibition. The aim of the exhibit is to create a vision of a positive, sustainable, ever-expanding future throughout artworks blending dream and reality, technology and biology.

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The exhibition runs from 20th July until 16th October 2022 and is completely free to visit. No booking required.

The complementary guided tour tickets have been long sold out, however, you can self-guide yourself using the online exhibition guide.

In this guide you can learn more about each installation, find their exact locations on a map and listen to audio guides.


Stretch Your Imagination


Visions for the Future - The Exhibition at Selfridges

‘Deep Float’ by Monira Al Qadiri

Photo: Urban Adventurer


Visions for the Future helps us stretch our imaginations to its very limits to try to figure out what the future might hold. The exhibition blends the “boundaries between human and machine, organic and crafted, nature and culture, physical and virtual, young and old are blurred.” – explains Agnes Gryczkowska, SUPERFUTURES guest curator.


Some of the Highlights of Visions for the Future: The Exhibition


The Giant


The Giant - Selfridges SuperFUTURES

Photo: Urban Adventurer



‘The Giant’ by Gentle Monster is a large kinetic sculpture of a hyper realistic human face. The face is 9-feet (2.7 metre) tall and gives the viewers a bit of eerie feeling of being watched. The kinetic sculpture is capable of movements and facial expressions to make visitors’ experience more surreal.


Inflatable Black Labyrinth


Inflatable Labyrinth - Visions for the Future Exhibition at Selfridges

Photo: Urban Adventurer


NOTE: This installation will be removed on the 18th September!


The inflatable black labyrinth is a collaboration between Ottolinger and Jan Vorisek.

The shiny and slippery black surface of the labyrinth and the mannequin dolls visitors encounter throughout the experience creates an eerie lost in an alien universe feeling.

The aim of the labyrinth is to question the function of fashion and clothing in the perspective of the digital world. The black labyrinth is also questioning the idea of physicality and how reality and hyperreality connects to each other.


Raving Dahlia


Raving Dahlia - Visions for the Future Exhibition

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Raving Dahlia is a hyper realistic human machine by Iranian-Dutch visual artist, songwriter, singer, record producer, and director: Sevdalzia.

The animatronic sculpture has aluminium torso and realistic human face that moves and reacts.

The idea here is to encourage viewers to rethink the relationship between human body and robotics as well as the ideal beauty and body standards most of us cannot meet.


Benzene Float


Benzene Float - Visions for the Future: The Exhibition

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Benzene Float by the Kuwaiti artist, Monira Al Qadiri is around how fossil fuel consumption has an impact on our environment.

It’s an inflatable and Murano glass sculpture and it’s a scientific geometry of benzine’s chemical compound. Oil is being used in many ways and is present in many products we use in our everyday lives. However, we have to realise that oil is a harmful liquid to our environment as well as to the human body and the artist hopes it will become a worthless energy producer in the future.



Ready for your next adventure? Fun family activity at Tate Modern! Yayoi Kusama presents ‘The Obliteration Room’. Be part of an artwork. Decorate a complete white room with rainbow-coloured dots.