Folkert de Jong: The Holy Land




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Published on Nov 18, 2014

Dutch artist Folkert De Jong has drawn on the collections held by the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds as a starting point for his new site-specific commission at The Hepworth Wakefield, in particular, the personal armour of Henry VIII and contemporary modern firearms.

For the first time De Jong has used 3D scanning technologies in his practice, used to create bronze casts of Henry VIII’s suits of armour, contemporary weapons such as machine and hand guns. The striking installation also features an armada of bronze ships displayed in florescent display cases, as well as casts of a gramophone, an old fashioned camera and telephone.

Exhibition runs Wednesday 1 October 2014 - Sunday 25 January 2015. Free Admission. www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/conflict-and-collisions/

Supported by The Mondriaan Fund, James Cohan Gallery & The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Filmed and edited by Jonny Walton, Kaptur.


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