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THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM

40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ
020 7841 3600

www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
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undergroundRussell Square / King’s Cross / Euston / Bus 7, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168, 188


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RACHEL KNEEBONE : RAFT OF THE MEDUSA
Sep 29, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
The Foundling Museum displays a series of five previously unseen porcelain sculptures by artist Rachel Kneebone. Displayed in the historic rooms, the works distil and abstract the Museum’s suppressed narratives of sexual desire, emotional damage and female strength, whilst also referencing ideas of displacement, refuge, and resilience. Raft of the Medusa’s tumbling limbs and fractured swags are at once coquettish and sinister; their gleaming white surfaces and exquisite detail belie scenes of collapse. Visibly exploiting the material properties of porcelain, Kneebone allows her work to distort and crack in the kiln, inviting viewers to question the relationship between strength and vulnerability.
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Click to enlargeSEA
May 25 - Sep 2, 2018
British artist Jodie Carey has created three striking site-responsive installations for London’s Foundling Museum. A sea of delicate, ceramic fragments produced from fired clay-covered fabric swatches covers the gallery floor. Upstairs two monumental works made from plaster and bronze cast in the earth are set amongst the historic Collection. On display for the first time, these poignant works encourage visitors to reflect on the elemental nature of the Foundling Hospital story – of love, loss and survival.
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ARTIST TOUR: SEA
Sep 02, 2018 3:00pm talk/event
Learn more about Jodie Carey’s exhibition Sea. Commissioned by the Museum, Carey has created a series of striking new works in response to the Foundling Hospital story. Displayed within the exhibition gallery and amongst the historic Collection, her monumental pieces are imbued with a sense of remembrance and emotional trace. Meet the artist and discover how she approached the commission.
Free with Museum admission

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