Nomad (2003)

Turk, G (2016) Nomad (2003). In: Found, The Foundling Museum, London, UK, 27 May - 4 September 2016.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Abstract: Gavin Turk’s 'Nomad' is installed in the Court Room of the museum, beneath Hogarth's painting 'Moses brought before Pharaoh's daughter'. It is a bronze cast of a figure curled up in a sleeping bag, painted to look real in purple with an orange lining.
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Date: May 2016
Event Location: The Foundling Museum, London, UK
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Painted bronze
Measurements/Duration: 42 x 169 x 105 cms

Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage.

Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, this major exhibition unfolded throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker’s inspiration was in part taken from the Museum’s eighteenth-century tokens – small objects left by mothers with their babies as a means of identification should they ever return to the Foundling Hospital to claim their child.

Artists participating in FOUND included: Ron Arad RA, Phyllida Barlow RA, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Deacon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Jeremy Deller, Edmund de Waal, Brian Eno, Antony Gormley RA, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Heatherwick RA, Christian Marclay, Mike Nelson, Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith RA, Wolfgang Tillmans RA, Marina Warner, Gillian Wearing RA and Rachel Whiteread.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 11:53
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:44
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