Turkish Tulips: Gavin Turk

00:08:43 Museum Van Loon
Museum Van Loon has invited the British artist Gavin Turk to curate the exhibition Turkish Tulips. In this exposition, he explores the trading routes of the tulip from Turkey to the Netherlands. The Family Van Loon already traded with the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) in the sixteenth century.
Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk (1967) is a British born, international artist. He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art.

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Museum Van Loon has invited Gavin Turk (1967), one of the Young British Artists, to curate the exhibition Turkish Tulips. Turk presents a transhistorical dialogue between contemporary art and the history of the Van Loon family. The family already traded with the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) in the sixteenth century. These early trade routes inspired Gavin Turk to examine the trading route of the tulip from Turkey to the Netherlands. Together with The House of Fairy Tales, Turk has invited a group of fellow international artists – including Damien Hirst, Fiona Banner and Sir Peter Blake – to show their work alongside Turk's new and existing works.

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