100 years

Turk, G (2014) 100 years. In: Paper, Smac Gallery, Capetown, South Africa, 24 January - 9 March 2014.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Turk, G
Official URL: https://www.smacgallery.com/exhibitions-archive-3/...
Date: January 2014
Event Location: Smac Gallery, Capetown, South Africa
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Found sheet of mouldy paper
Measurements/Duration: 255 x 310 mm

Paper evokes history and the documentation thereof, in this context, the complicated history between South Africa and the UK. Gavin Turk's simple and characteristically piercing work entitled 100 Years (2014), a century-old piece of paper bearing the handwritten inscription, "100 year-old piece of paper", speaks a thousand words; commenting on the transience of things, the relative insignificance of recent history or perhaps its dire consequences which predicts an impending 'cleaning of the slate'.

PAPER Features:
James Birch, Mat Collishaw, Nigel Cooke, Keith Coventry, Gabriella Daris, Tracey Emin, Simon English, Barnaby Hosking, Henry Hudson, Bridget Hugo Ricca Kawai Kalderon, Michael Landy, Richard Long, Jason Martin, Paul Noble, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Helen A Pritchard, Simon Popper, Barry Reigate, Sophy Rickett, Liam Ryan, Jemima Stehli, Gavin Turk, Keith Tyson, Mark Wallinger, Greville Worthington and Jonathan Yeo.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
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