Periodic Tales is at Compton Verney, Warwickshire until December 13th. It shows cultural experiments with some elements of the periodic table. The show is said to contain “Something common in the universe but rare on earth” or it may be more mysterious philosophically.
Antony Gormley, FUSE, 2011, Cast Iron, Photography by Stephen White, © Image Courtesy of White Cube
Kate Williams and John Lloyd, Nuclear Power Stations © The Artist
Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exhaled), 2003, 30 silver plated items crushed by 250 ton industrial press, metal, wire © Image Courtesy the artist & Frith Street Gallery, London
John Newling, Mine, 2005 © The Artist
The show is curated by H Aldersley-Williams, with most objects made of a single element that is central to their role.