Ajar (2011)

Turk, G (2016) Ajar (2011). In: Sculpture in the City, Square Mile, London, UK, 1 June 2016 - 1 June 2017.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Abstract: Gavin’s Ajar is a direct reference to the painting ‘La Victoire’ by Rene Magritte; ‘Ajar’ is a surreal gateway: a spiritual journey through the imagination, an interactive sculpture that children will enjoy as much as adults. It is a key to the imagination: unlocking ideas of the infinite as mused on by Aldous Huxley quoting Blake, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” It simultaneously references both Duchamp’s work ’11 Rue Larrey’, a corner door that is always open and shut and a Bugs Bunny sketch, where a door in a frame freely stands on a cliff in a landscape. ‘Ajar’ is placed without walls and is permanently half open encouraging the choice to go around, or go through.
Official URL: https://www.sculptureinthecity.org.uk/artwork/6th-...
Date: June 2016
Event Location: Square Mile, London, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Painted bronze
Measurements/Duration: 215.7 x 90.888.2 x 68 cms

In this exhibition seventeen artworks are installed in 20 locations within the Square Mile. The works, ranging considerably in scale – from a seven-metre high cast iron head, to a series of delicate and playful lead paper chains – are thoughtfully placed between iconic architectural landmarks such as the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater.

'Ajar' has been situated in St Botolp-without-Bishopsgate Gardens.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 16:53
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 10:32
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