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LARMgalleri is pleased to announce Gavin Turk’s first solo-exhibition in Denmark
Opening reception: Friday April 11, 5-7 pm

Gavin Turk (b 1967) is a British born, international artist. He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art. Turk’s installations and sculptures deal with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. Concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work, Turk’s engagement with this modernist, avant-garde debate stretches back to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp.

In 1991, the Royal College of Art refused Turk a degree on the basis that his final show, ‘Cave’, consisted of a whitewashed studio space containing only a blue heritage plaque commemorating his presence ‘Gavin Turk worked here 1989-91′. Instantly gaining notoriety through this installation, Turk was spotted by Charles Saatchi and has since been exhibited by many major galleries and museums throughout the world.

Turk has recently been commissioned to make several public sculptures including Nail, a 12-meter sculpture at One New Change, next to St Paul’s cathedral, London, England. In 2013, Prestel published Turk’s first major monograph, showcasing more than two decades of his work.


LARMgalleri præsenterer første solo-udstilling i Danmark med Gavin Turk

Fernisering:  Fredag 11. april, 17-19

Gavin Turk (1967- UK) er en internationalt arbejdende kunstner, som siden 1980erne har været banebrydende inden for mange former for moderne skulptur og installationskunst, herunder bemalet bronze, voksværker, det genfundne objet trouvé og brug af skrald i kunsten. Gavin Turks installationer og skulpturer beskæftiger sig med spørgsmål om ophavsret, autenticitet og identitet. Han tematiserer “kunstnermyten” og problematiserer kunstneren som den originale ‘forfatter’ af et værk. Turks engagement med den modernistiske avantgarde strækker sig tilbage til ready-mades af Marcel Duchamp, videre over Andy Warhol og Claes Oldenburg.

I 1991 nægtede Royal College of Art Turk en grad på det grundlag, at hans sidste show, ‘Cave’ , bestod af et hvidkalket atelier, der kun indeholdt en blå mindeplade om hans tilstedeværelse ”Gavin Turk arbejdede her fra 1989 til 1991”. Rygterne gik hurtigt gennem kunstverdenen og gennem denne installation blev Turk spottet af Charles Saatchi og er siden blevet udstillet af mange store gallerier og museer i hele verden.

Turk er for nylig blevet bestilt til at udføre flere offentlige skulpturer, herunder ‘Nail’, en 12 -meter høj skulptur ved siden af St. Pauls Cathedral i London. I 2013 offentliggjorde forlaget Prestel Turks første store monografi, som dokumenterer og viser mere end to årtier af hans arbejde.