Portrait of an Egg: Oeuvre (Verdigris) 2019, River Terrace, Somerset House, 14th April - 19th May 2019.
datasetposted on 25.03.2021, 08:00 by Gavin Turk
Portrait of an Egg was a multi-faceted project comprising a curatorial interactive website, 2 sculptural and audio visual installations and 2 seminars. Addressing the new ways of seeing created by the phenomenon of viewing Art through the camera phone, the components of this project came together as part of Photo London, Somerset House in 2019.
This item documents the installation and unveiling of Oeuvre (Verdigris) 2019 on the River Terrace at Somerset House in London. The 2.5m patinated bronze sculpture was the first stage in the Portrait of An Egg project which sought to explore the impact of technology on contemporary culture consumption through an open call to submit portrait images of an egg. Oeuvre (Verdigris) acted as a focus to initiate dialogue and participation in a mass creative act.
This item contains a contextual outline, 8 images of the unveiling of Oeuvre (Verdigris), an accompanying display board and 3 studio images of the work.
Oeuvre (Verdigris) 2019
H1450 x W2070 x D1450mm
Courtesy of the artist & Live Stock Market Ltd
Photos by Andy Keates
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Portrait Of An EggGaze of Social mediacameraphone technologymediated experiencesocial mediaNew ways of seeingPortraying an eggEgg as metaphorOriginalityauthenticitysymbol of creationsurrealismcontemporary cultural consumptionArtFine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)Performance and Installation Art