Gavin Turk

Cavey

1991–7

Artist
Gavin Turk born 1967
Medium
Ceramic
Dimensions
Object (diameter): 485 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with assistance from the Knapping Fund and Tate Fund 2010
Reference
T13208

Not on display

Display caption

This blue plaque was made for the artist by one of the companies who make the plaques with which English Heritage marks the homes of distinguished people. An earlier version of this piece was titled ‘Cave’, as a direct reference to Plato’s Cave, an allegory of perception. Turk has returned repeatedly to the meaning and effect of the signature and inscription, and uses these as the basis for his examination of the art object in terms of the creative act of authorship.

Gallery label, September 2016

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