Gavin Turk – Transubstantiation
Ready-made, 2017

Partnering with the London-based Skip Gallery, an improvised gallery space inside a huge waste container you usually see on the side of the street filled with construction rubble and whatnot, Turk has created a tongue-in-cheek piece that is, among all things, very meta.

Inside the skip – a place to dispose of rubbish – we see a packet of Skips prawn cocktail, a popular snack in the UK. According to the artist, the chips reminded him of the sacramental bread used in the ritual of Eucharist by Roman Catholics.

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    Crater in a bread

    Molnar KrisztinaCrater in a home-made bread

    ready-made –  2009
    location: Timisoara/Banat/Romania
    hardware: Moulinex Home Bread
    baker: Csiki Zsolt

    The big crater/hole in the center of this home-made bread was created accidentally. It is like the Kinder Surprise toy but there is nothing inside, and Ajna still like it. Maybe, this paranormal phenomena was done because the name of the artist “Molnar” in translation means miller.

    (Editorial note) I imagine myself 20 times smaller inside of a crater like this when the bread is baking – that hot smmmmmell concentrated in one place, and I sprinkle a bit of butter on the interior wall. Actually if we bake a large scale bread, this idea can turn into a luxurious sauna for rich people and the byproduct (bread) can be eat by poor people – after the sauna is over, and the bread is cold.