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Museum Exhibition

Rachel Kneebone at the Foundling Museum, London


29 September 2017 - 7 January 2018

Rachel Kneebone exhibits five works from her Raft of Medusa series at the Foundling Museum. On public display for the first time, the sculptures provide a counterpoint to ‘Basic Instincts’, an exhibition exploring the work of the 18th century artist Joseph Highmore.

The Raft of Medusa addresses the human condition: sexuality, representations of the body, resilience and mortality. Kneebone uses porcelain, a material traditionally associated with fine tableware and Rococo exuberance in her work. Her sculptures distort and crack in the kiln, inviting viewers to question the relationship between strength and vulnerability.


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