Cornelia Parker’s exhibition FOUND is a response to her 2014 Hogarth Foundling Fellowship, a biennial scheme where three creative individuals devise a project that animates the relationship between philanthropy, creativity and children’s welfare. Reflecting on the Foundling Museum’s heritage, Parker invites over 60 artists, writers and musicians to respond to the theme of ‘found’. The artists from a range of creative disciplines were invited to either contribute a new or existing piece of art or an object they have found and kept for its significance. With the intention of creating a ‘riveting collective cacophony’, the displayed objects will interact with historic works in the permanent collection. Inspired by the Museum’s collections of tokens – small objects left by mothers with their babies to identify them should they ever return to the Foundling Hospital – the contributing artists will feature over 20 Royal Academics, examining the role that the Foundling Hospital played in the development of the Royal Academy.
📅 27 May – 4 September 2016: Monday to Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM
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