Habitat by Gavin Turk

A sculpture of an old empty half-zipped sleeping bag seems so life-like down to the silver zip and yellow inner lining oozing out and yet it is a solid object.

Details

Medium:
Painted bronze
Dimensions:
7 x 170 x 70 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
White Cube

Each crease and fold is cast in bronze, the casually rumpled, padded nylon form is fixed in space. The title hints at the home of the down-and-out, the familiarity of the sleeping bag in the urban environment, or even the ideal polished interior. This sculpture stands as a symbol of our age of indivualism and commercialism, encapsulating the down side or an uncaring, anonymous society.

Provenance

Artist; White Cube.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 01224 523700 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until late 2018.

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