APRIL IS THE CRUELLEST MONTH: MICHAEL RAKOWITZ

1 May - 14 November 2021
Royal Crescent Promenade, Westbrook, Kent

From 1 May - 14 November 2021, artist Michael Rakowitz's new outdoor artwork 'April is the cruellest month' will stand in Margate, created as an outdoor commission by Turner Contemporary.

 

Rakowitz’s sculpture is modelled after Daniel Taylor, a young soldier who served with the Royal Artillery in Basra, Iraq, during the Iraq War in 2003 and whom Rakowitz counts as a friend. His figure is cast out of an aggregate the artist has made from concrete, calcite, sand and earth from Basra with chalk from Margate in which is embedded fossil-like items that embody trauma: military medals and other votive offerings that have been personally donated by Taylor and members of Veterans for Peace UK and by residents of Margate.

 

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