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Skip Gallery presents Gavin Turk | Transubstantiation



Thursday, 16 November 2017 to Sunday, 26 November 2017
Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Skip Gallery have announced their latest collaboration with renowned YBA artist Gavin Turk, who has created a special tasty treat for the Skip team. From the lofty heights of Newport Street Gallery to a lowly skip, Turk has chosen to create a tongue-in-cheek piece that will have viewers hungry for more.

Turk’s piece, Transubstantiation provides viewers with a comical expression of the Skip Gallery ethos, a humorous commentary on consumerism that will be launched in Hoxton Square on Thursday 16th November. Known for his subversive sculptural works that question artistic identity and authorship, Turk brings his classic style to the pop up gallery, questioning the very nature of a skip as a place to dispose of rubbish, and our relationship to what we choose to throw away.

Catherine Borowski says “Skip Gallery’s latest installation with YBA artist Gavin Turk is an exciting collaboration that takes an ironic look at the old adage that ‘modern art is a load of rubbish’. Turk’s piece is a reminder of the mundane everyday taken to its limit by its placement in the context of a gallery space.”

For this installation, Skip Gallery will return to its inaugural space in the car parking space opposite 19 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB, a site that is fitting for Turk’s collaboration, who exhibited The Golden Thread (a series of casts of black refuse bags) in the now closed down White Cube Hoxton Square over a decade ago.

Skip Gallery is going from strength to strength, from home grown installations to low fi works by David Shrigley, the team behind Skip Gallery continue to surprise, amuse and inspire with their varied presentations and collaborations.


Skip Gallery presents Gavin Turk

Location: In the parking space opposite 19 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB

Private View: Thursday 16th November 6-8pm


Show dates:

Thursday 16th Nov PRIVATE VIEW 6-8pm
Friday 17th November 12-8pm
Saturday 18th November 11-6pm
Sunday 19th November 11-5pm

Thurs 23rd November 12-8pm
Fri 24th November12-8pm
Saturday 25th November 11-6pm
Sunday 26th November 11-5pm


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Press enquiries please contact:  Damson Communications, Abigail Stuart-Menteth T: 0207 812 0645 E: M: 078 555 26 550 or Amelia Hubert M: 07398 786 806


Venue ( Address ): 

19 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB

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