Gavin Turk

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(Turk) (Must) (Do) (Better)  
Gavin Turk at Freud Museum London November 26th, 2015 - February 7th, 2016
Posted 2/3/16
  (Turk) (Must) (Do) (Better) A Critical Review of Wittgenstein’s Dream  Can we safely dismiss Freudian psychoanalysis with the lancet of irony? Or does the attempt fail? Gavin Turk at the Freud Museum   It is telling and rather predictable that there is more actual criticism in the online comments following the mainstream reviews of then there is in the actual reviews, which for the most part stick to milk blooded enthusiasm or dry description of Turk and Putnam’s show at the Freud... [more]
Gavin Turk: The Forgotten YBA   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Gavin Turk at Ben Brown Fine Arts Ltd April 26th, 2013 - June 14th, 2013
Posted 6/11/13
Gavin Turk: his work is mature and yet provocative; he has made a living as an artist and not sold out; and his ideas retain an urgency from not being overstated. But who is Gavin Turk? This exhibition provides a timely opportunity to unravel one of the forgotten stars of the YBA movement. Turk’s practice has often revolved around ideas concerning authorship, authenticity and value. ‘The Years’ reminds us that Turk handles these ideas with great intellectual subtlety rather than manufacturing... [more]
At the Heart of the Surface   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Gaston Bertin, Daniele Buetti, Ildiko HETESI, Thomas ISRAEL, Georges Meurant, Martin Richman, Gavin Turk, Carrie Yamaoka at AEROPLASTICS Contemporary June 23rd, 2011 - August 20th, 2011
Posted 8/13/11
In Deep inside: au coeur de la surface, eight visual artists come together to ask the same questions of images, or more specifically, of what they comprise. The exhibition forms part of a veritable tradition at the Aeroplastics Gallery which has always, from the outset, favoured works which seek to deconstruct representation — seen more often than not as little more than the tip of an iceberg whose mass floats somewhere deep below what is visible. The paintings of Georges Meurant are... [more]
Gavin Turk – "En Face"   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Gavin Turk at Galerie Almine Rech October 30th, 2010 - December 18th, 2010
Posted 11/21/10
      Sculpture – in particular, busts – has been a way of figuration, but British artist Gavin Turk has decided that sculpture is a means of disfiguration. Especially when the subject is him. A new show, "En Face," at Almine Rech Gallery in Paris features a group of 72 clay busts of Turk, that, during a party that was also a kind of performance, were shaped, deformed, marred or changed somehow by the guests while the clay was still wet. The busts are arranged in two rooms at the gallery.... [more]
murmurART review zero10  
Adam Ball, Jake Chapman, Henrijs Preiss, Piers Secunda, Gavin Turk at Zero10 gallery February 27th, 2010 - March 20th, 2010
Posted 3/14/10
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Shock Factor   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Lewis Amar, Fiona Banner, NOJ BARKER, Simon Bedwell, Jo Broughton, Steven Claydon, Oliver Clegg, Darren Coffield, Kim Coleman, Mat Collishaw, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Dobai, Cordelia Donohoe, Tracey Emin, Simon English, Lilah Fowler, Margarita Gluzberg, Anthony Green, Marcus Harvey, Polly Hayward, John Hilliard, Jenny Hogarth, Phillipa Horan, Sebastian Horsley, Barnaby Hosking, Henry Hudson, Marc Hulson, Thomas Hutton, Alison Jackson, Sarah Jones, Claire De Jong, Alan Kane, John Kindness, Joanna kirk, Pippa Koszerek, Jim Lambie, Michael Landy, Peter Liversidge, Dan Macmillan, Melanie Manchot, Toby Mott, Tim Noble, Meredith Ostrom, Emer O’Brien, IRIS PALMER, Nick Pantazopoulas, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Pinkietessa®, Simon Popper, David Rayson, Sophy Rickett, Peter Rourke, Robert Rubbishman, Martin Sexton, Jamie Shovlin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Bridget Smith, Graham Snow, Jemima Stehli, Tim Stoner, Milly Thompson, Mark Titchner, Gavin Turk, Keith Tyson, Gillian Wearing, Sue Webster, Jeanine Woollard, Jonathan Yeo at Vegas Gallery February 18th, 2010 - March 28th, 2010
Posted 3/7/10
      A Peeping Tom – someone who pries, who looks when it is inappropriate to do so, who is curious with a side of sleaze.  It is a phrase with negative connotations and implications of unpleasantness and preying on the vulnerable.  Is it a phrase we should use in the context of contemporary artists?  Perhaps.  Many are drawn to issues that make their viewers uncomfortable, and many look at the world in a way that the rest of us try to avoid.  But do they look because they want to,... [more]
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