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Anya Gallaccio: Cast

Anya Gallaccio: Cast

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Edition of 35

Cast brings together a handful of real English acorns and one unique cast bronze acorn in a box specially produced by BookWorks for the project. The buyer is invited to plant the acorns for the future, keep them to dry out and die or throw them away, leaving only the cast acorn. Cast has both the association with throwaway culture and that of permanence.

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About the Edition

In 2002 Anya Gallaccio installed seven felled oak trees in the monumental space of the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain. Stripped of their branches but with their bark intact these powerful structures continued Gallaccio’s dialogue between ‘nature’ and ‘culture’, ‘permanence’ and ‘ephemerality’.

The English oak tree symbolises tradition, permanence and value. The oak doesn’t even reach its prime until it is at least 100 years old. This association of the oak with the long-term – much longer than human life – contrasts markedly with the short-term nature of contemporary life.

Cast brings together a handful of real English acorns and one unique cast bronze acorn in a box specially produced by BookWorks for the project. The buyer is invited to plant the acorns for the future, keep them to dry out and die or throw them away, leaving only the cast acorn. Cast has both the association with throwaway culture and that of permanence.

Additional Information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 15.5 x 5.7 x 15.5 cm
Edition Size

35

Materials

Acorns: Quercus Robur and Quercus Rubra; one unique cast bronze acorn; box

Date

2003

Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2003.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY (2015); MCA San Diego, California, USA (2015), Lehmann Maupin, New York, (2015); Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2014); STROKE (Jupiter Artland, 2014); ‘This much is true; (Artspace, San Antonio, 2013).

Her major outdoor installation for Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh, was unveiled in June 2012.

Her work is featured in numerous public and private collections such as the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and South London Gallery, London.

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/anya-gallaccio-2658