27 May–4 September 2016
Gormley, Hatoum and Marclay are among over 60 artists featured in ‘FOUND’, an exhibition curated by Cornelia Parker. The Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. Artists were invited to contribute a new or existing piece of work, or an object they have found and kept for its significance.
Christian Marclay presents Bottle Caps (2016), part of a new series of silent animations by the artist exploring the limits of ‘street photography’, each compiled from hundreds of photographs taken of discarded objects found around East London.
Mona Hatoum describes her work Found (wire drawings) (1997/2016) as a ‘group of incidental, fluid-ready-mades’. The twisted and bent pieces of metal were collected by the artist from a building site on the outskirts of Beirut, where the artist was stayed in 1997 to nurse her mother in a nearby hospital.
Antony Gormley has engaged with the history of the Foundling Hospital, contributing Iron Baby (1999), cast from a ‘body case’ he made of his 6-day-old daughter.
The exhibition is the outcome of Parker’s Hogarth Foundling Fellowship, a biennial initiative of the Museum enabling creatives to devise a project that animates the relationship between philanthropy, creativity and children’s welfare.
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Christian Marclay ‘Bottle Caps’ (2016)
Single-channel animation, silent Continuous loop
Courtesy White Cube