The exhibition is set to bring together McQueen's immersive film and video installations of the last 20 years, exploring the auteur's output as a video artist. It will include 14 major works spanning film, photography and sculpture, including McQueen's first film, shot on a Super 8 camera. Also to be included is a moving video of the artist's cousin, who accidentally shot and fatally injured his own brother.
McQueen's 2002 work, Western Deep, will also be included in this exhibition. It presents a powerful exploration of the working conditions in a South African gold mine, focusing on the sensory experiences of the workers there. Aside from his many video pieces (McQueen is a story teller par excellence), visitors will also be able to see Weight (2016), a work first exhibited in the recently closed Reading Prison, where Oscar Wilde was imprisoned. Consisting of a gold-plated mosquito net draped over a prison bed, it confronts issues of confinement, protection, and the healing power of the imagination.
This will be one of the biggest and most talked-about exhibitions of the season, so be sure to book your tickets early.
|What||Steve McQueen exhibition, Tate Modern|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
13 Feb 20 – 11 May 20, Sunday–Thursday 10am–6pm. Friday–Saturday 10–10pm
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