Marcel Duchamp and Armitage Shanks have announced their joint exhibition ‘Fountain17’ will join Clerkenwell Design Week in celebration of Armitage Shanks’ 200th Anniversary.
Originally launched as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations, the ‘Fountain17’ exhibition was created after Armitage Shanks was looking for innovative ways to celebrate its bicentenary, which falls this year.
It is one of 60 projects that Hull 2017 has supported alongside Big Lottery Fund, through its Creative Communities Programme.
The exhibition features sculpture, painting, performance, film and of course the collection’s iconic urinals. Those contributing work to the displays include Turner Prize winning collective ‘Assemble’, renowed author and poet Lemn Sissay MBE, award-winning designer Ben Kelly, Hull School of Art and Design alumnus sculptor Neville Gabie, artists Anna Bean, Andy Dakin and Adele Howitt, plus a host of others.
Fountain17 will make its London debut as part of Clerkenwell Design Week, opening on 23 May 2017 at The Bath Room, 2nd Floor, 99 Charterhouse Street, London.
Commenting on the exhibition’s upcoming London debut, Tony Rheinberg from Armitage Shanks and Fountain17 remarked “Fountain17 compromises a wide breadth of artwork in a variety of mediums and it has been fascinating to see how one iconic piece of art could create such a mix of pieces.
“Following our success during the Hull launch, it’s great to be able to showcase the works as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.”
All the artworks will be auctioned for charity as part of the ‘Armitage Thanks’ campaign – an on-going charitable project organised by Armitage Shanks which aims to raise £200,000 as part of the business’ bicentenary. The proceeds from the auction will be split equally between Bowel Cancer UK and the Hull Samaritans.Fountain17 | fountain17.com