MARIAN GOODMAN HOSTS STEVE MCQUEEN EXHIBITION IN PARIS
By Crash redaction
STEVE MCQUEEN COMES TO PARIS AT MARIAN GOODMAN
In January 2016, the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris will host an exhibition dedicated to artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen. The exhibition will present McQueen’s latest film installation as well as new works exclusively created for the occasion. Steve McQueen started his career as a filmmaker in the 1990s and then went to be exhibited in major museums over the world including the National Portrait Gallery in London to the MoMA in New York. In 2009 the artist represented Great-Britain at the Venice Biennial. His 2016 exhibition at Marian Goodman Paris – his fifth in the gallery – takes the form of a mural installation made of dozens of neons, which all represent a handwritten version of the phrase Remember Me. The exhibition also shows Ashes, an immersion into two films projected simultaneously on both sides of a screen. On one side, the portrait of Ashes, a young man who sits on a boat in the middle of the Caribbean sea. The sense of freedom that comes through his portrait and the idyllic image of the Caribbean contrasts with the video on the other side of the screen, filmed eight years later in a graveyard in Grenada. McQueen shows the dichotomy between life and death by bringing the two concepts together in a way that one can’t exist without the other. As the artist puts it: “Life and death have always lived side by side, in every aspect of life. We live with ghosts in our everyday.” Discover the exhibition as from January 9, 2016.
From January 9 to February 27 at Marian Goodman Paris / Learn more about the exhibition on www.mariangoodman.com
Images courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery