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Here’s where you can wash your hands with a Meekyoung Shin soap sculpture

Meekyoung Shin Toilet project 2013
Clockwise from top left: Oriental Museum, Durham; IKON Gallery, Birmingham; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield; Craft Study Centre, Farnham

Meekyoung Shin is re-running her Toilet Project at selected venues across the UK. This iteration is a UK-wide public art programme that sees works displayed in the toilets of 16 galleries and museums in 15 cities across the United Kingdom between July and October 2013. As visitors use them to wash their hands the details of the statuettes soften and fade, creating the pieces’ own provenance and unique history. The results will be displayed in Meekyoung Shin’s solo show at the KCC in November entitled Translation Museum, The Epic Archive at which visitors will have the opportunity to see how these statues have weathered over the three months that they were used by the public to wash their hands.

The following galleries are participating in the Toilet Project:

CASS Sculpture Foundation (Chichester) | Centre of Contemporary Art (Glasgow) | Craft Study Centre (Farnham) | Edinburgh International Festival (Edinburgh) | FACT (Liverpool) | Grund Art Gallery (Blackpool) | The Holburne Museum (Bath) | IKON Gallery (Birmingham) | Korean Cultural Centre UK (London) | Lakeside Art Centre (Nottingham) | Leach Pottery (St. Ives) | The National Centre for Craft and Design (Lincolnshire) | Oriental Museum (Durham) | Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (Bournemouth) | Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh) | Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Wakefield)

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