'Vanacular' – Gavin Turk - Venice Biennale, 2013
1 June -24 November, 2013, 10am -6pm daily except Mondays
The Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S.Ana, Via Garibaldi , Castello 994, 30122 Venice, Nearest Vaporetto stop Giardini
Site-specific installation of a continuous silk-sreen painting based on Turk's 'Transit Disaster Series' inspired by Warhol's 'Death & Disaster' series (1962-3) and Raushenberg's 18mlong silk-screen 'Currents' (1970). The title is a pun on 'Van' and "Vernacular', a metaphor implying the social connotations that the iconic white Ford Transit van of the 90s represents in British society and a paradoxical play on the Venetian urban context, a city without roads.