Foundling Museum, London

14 June 2013 - 15 September 2013

Clare Twomey has inscribed individual positive actions for society onto over 1,000 cups and saucers, encouraging visitors to undertake a positive action in exchange for a piece of this unique site-specific installation commissioned for the Foundling Museum.


Twomey’s concept for her work, Exchange, is inspired by the acts of exchange and philanthropy that lie at the heart of the Foundling Hospital – the UK’s first children’s charity and England’s first public art gallery. Each day of the exhibition, ten people will be invited to choose a cup from the hundreds laid out on tables. In exchange for agreeing to complete the good deed, they may keep the cup.

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