• 07.06.21 - 'Small Axe' wins 6 BAFTAS

    07.06.21 - 'Small Axe' wins 6 BAFTAS

    Congratulations to Steve McQueen and the Small Axe team for their 6 BAFTA wins.

    Malachi Kirby - supporting actor
    Jacqueline Durran - costume design
    Jojo Williams - make up and hair design
    Shabier Kirchner - photography and lighting: fiction
    Helen Scott - production design
    Gary Davy - scripted casting

    Pictured: MANGROVE featuring Malachi Kirby, Small Axe. Credit: Des Willie/BBC/McQueen Limited

  • 12.05.2021 - Portals, a collaboration between NEON and the Hellenic Parliament

    12.05.2021 - Portals, a collaboration between NEON and the Hellenic Parliament

    59 artists from 27 countries including 15 new site-specific works commissioned by NEON will be featured in the group exhibition Portals, opening on 11 June in the renovated spaces of the former Public Tobacco Factory – Hellenic Parliament Library & Printing House, as part of the collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and NEON.

     

    The timing is highly appropriate, as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, while at the same time countries and societies all over the world are reeling from the pandemic. Within this framework, Portals aspires to convey the messages, ideas and visions of contemporary artistic creation, investigating the new reality revealed through the prism of change and disruption. The exhibition is curated by Elina Kountouri, Director of NEON, and Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
     

    The exhibition takes place in the NEON-renovated building of the former Public Tobacco Factory, which emerges as a modern cultural hub, open to all. In this space, artists from both Greece and across the world express the pluralism of ideas and address the concept of the collective and our cultural understanding of history and politics, public space and our communal past, present and future.

     

    The exhibition is inspired by an article from 2020 by the novelist Arundhati Roy, on the Financial Times on 3 April 2020, who sees the pandemic as a “portal, a gateway between one world and the next”. Acknowledging that the rupture created by the pandemic individually and collectively opens a portal, it is up to us to negotiate our transition through it.

     

    The exhibition explores contemporary reality and pays tribute to a world in need of healing and unity. 

     

    Participating Artists

    Nikos Alexiou, El Anatsui, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Kutluğ Ataman, Kostas Bassanos, Vlassis Caniaris, Joana Choumali, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Brendan Fernandes, Apostolos Georgiou, Jeffrey Gibson, Robert Gober, Vangelis Gokas, Sonia Gomes, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Shilpa Gupta, Elif Kamisli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Panos Kokkinias, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Jannis Kounellis, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Liliane Lijn, Maria Loizidou, Tala Madani, Teresa Margolles, Steve McQueen, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Marisa Merz, Ad Minoliti, Alex Mylona, Nikos Navridis, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Duro Olowu, Maria Papadimitriou, Dimitris Papaioannou, Cornelia Parker, Adam Pendleton, Solange Pessoa, Francis Picabia, Gala Porras-Kim, Michael Rakowitz, Ed Ruscha, Dana Schutz, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Elias Sime, Christiana Soulou, Do Ho Suh, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Alexandros Tzannis, Adriana Varejão, Erika Verzutti, Adrián Villar Rojas , Danh Võ, Daphne Wright, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Billie Zangewa.

  • 18.05.21 - Steve McQueen: Ashes at Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

    18.05.21 - Steve McQueen: Ashes at Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

    Steve McQueen: Ashes

    Turner Contemporary, Margate, England

     

    Exhibition dates: 18 May - 12 September 2021

     

    Ashes (2002–2015) is a two-channel video installation by artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen. It is composed of footage filmed by McQueen over ten years, on two separate visits to the Caribbean island of Grenada — a former French and British colony that achieved independence in 1974.

     

    To book tickets click here

  • 25.03.2021 - BBC2: Black Power. A History of Black British Resistance - 9 pm GMT

    25.03.2021 - BBC2: Black Power. A History of Black British Resistance - 9 pm GMT

    BLACK POWER: A BRITISH STORY OF RESISTANCE is a feature documentary packed with rare archive and first time interviews with the British activists of the 60's & 70's who paved the way for anti-racism movements today will air on BBC2, 25.03.2021 at 9 PM (GMT).  
     
    With powerful testimony from activists such as Zainab Abbas, Leila Hassan Howe, poet Linton Kwesi Johnson as well as archive clips of Darcus Howe, Altheia Jones-LeCointe and Frank Crichlow of the Mangrove restaurant. 
     
    ★★★★★ - Financial Times 
    Vivid and righteous, this is a worthy chronicle - Sunday Times
    Excellent - The Telegraph
    Powerful - Radio Times
    Striking - The Observer
     
    Directed by George Amponsah 
    Narrated by Daniel Kaluuya 
    Executive Producer: Steve McQueen
     
  • 25.03.2021 - Steve McQueen in Conversation with Clara Kim, Rizvana Bradley, and Shannon Jackson

    25.03.2021 - Steve McQueen in Conversation with Clara Kim, Rizvana Bradley, and Shannon Jackson

    Renowned filmmaker and video artist, Steve McQueen will speak about his interdisciplinary practice across the art world and in mainstream cinema, focusing on the social, psychological, and political traumas thematized in his work. 

     

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    Register here to join. 

     

    A+D Thursdays is a public lecture series embedded inside our Creative Gateway undergraduate course. The series exposes students and the public to a range of creative forms across the visual arts, performance, literature, film, and design. It introduces students and the community to our campus’s major museums, presenters, and academic departments, as well as to select Bay Area arts organizations and regional partners.

     

    Further information

  • 07.10.2020 - Steve McQueen: London Film Festival

    07.10.2020 - Steve McQueen: London Film Festival

    Steve McQueen: London Film Festival

     

    Steve McQueen's Mangrove, one of five films that make up the Small Axe anthology, will open the 64th edition of the British Film Institute London Film Festival, from 7 October 2020. 

    The film will broadcast on BBC One and Amazon Prime Video this fall.

     

    Further information

  • 03.08.2020 - 'Steve MᶜQueen' Reopens at Tate Modern

    03.08.2020 - 'Steve MᶜQueen' Reopens at Tate Modern

    Steve MQueen Reopens at Tate Modern 

     

    Thomas Dane Gallery is pleased to announce the reopening of Steve MᶜQueen at Tate Modern from Friday 7 August, with extended viewing through 6 September 2020. 


    The exhibition joins the three existing Tate Modern visitor routes now available to pre-book online here


    This major exhibition coincides with MᶜQueen’s Year 3, recently extended at Tate Britain until 31 January 2021, an epic portrait of London’s Year 3 pupils created through a partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction. Entry is free and timed tickets can be booked here

    Further information

  • 30.06.2020 - Steve McQueen: 'Year 3' Extension, Tate Britain

    30.06.2020 - Steve McQueen: 'Year 3' Extension, Tate Britain

    Steve McQueen: Year 3 Extension, Tate Britain 

     

    Steve McQueen’s Year 3 exhibition at Tate Britain will be extended through 31 January 2021. ⁣⁣


    Using the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, this vast artwork offers a glimpse of London’s future: a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. Steve McQueen invited every Year 3 pupil in the capital to be photographed and brought these images together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of young faces at a milestone moment in their development.⁣

    Steve McQueen Year 3 is a partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction. 

     

    Further information

  • 04.05.2020 - Steve McQueen: Live Online Conversation with Artangel Co-Director James Lingwood

    04.05.2020 - Steve McQueen: Live Online Conversation with Artangel Co-Director James Lingwood

    Steve McQueen: Live Online Conversation with Artangel Co-Director James Lingwood

     

    Monday, 4 May, 7pm BST

    Steve MᶜQueen will be joined by Artangel Co-Director James Lingwood to discuss his work with Artangel over the past twenty years. There will be a live audience Q&A towards the end of the conversation.

    The discussion will centre on McQueen’s collaborations with Artangel over the past two decades: Caribs’ Leap / Western Deep filmed in Grenada and South Africa and premiered in 2002, Weight, a work made for Artangel’s exhibition Inside at Reading Prison in 2016, and Year 3, an epic portrait of London’s 7- and 8-year-olds presented across the city last year — a collaboration between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction. 

    Viewers are encouraged to post questions prior to and during the conversation via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #ArtangelIsOpen. These will be collated remotely and a selection posed by James Lingwood during the audience Q&A section.

    Watch the conversation live here at 7pm BST on Monday 4 May

  • 09.03.2020 - Steve MᶜQueen: 'End Credits' at Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts

    09.03.2020 - Steve MᶜQueen: 'End Credits' at Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts

    Steve MᶜQueen: End Credits at Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts

     

    Bachlechnerstraße 46, Innsbruck 
    Exhibition dates: 7-22 March 2020 

    Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-7pm

    Further information

     

  • 17.02.2020 - Steve MᶜQueen: In conversation with Paul Gilroy

    17.02.2020 - Steve MᶜQueen: In conversation with Paul Gilroy

    Steve MᶜQueen: In conversation with Paul Gilroy 

     

    Steve MᶜQueen will be joined in conversation by Professor Paul Gilroy from University College London. The conversation will be chaired by Clara Kim, The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art at Tate Modern. 

     

    Monday, 17 February 

    6:30-8:00pm 

     

    Starr Cinema

    Tate Modern

    Bankside
    London

    SE1 9TG

     

    Further information 

  • 07.01.2020 - Steve MᶜQueen: Tate Modern

    07.01.2020 - Steve MᶜQueen: Tate Modern

    Steve MᶜQueen: Tate Modern 

     

    This is the first major exhibition of Steve MᶜQueen's work in London since he won the Turner Prize in 1999. It features 14 major works spanning film, photography and sculpture, including his first film shot on a Super 8 camera, Exodus 1992/97, and the recent End Credits 2012–ongoing, MᶜQueen’s homage to the African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson, which is on show for the first time in the UK. Spanning two decades of his career, the exhibition will reveal how MᶜQueen’s pioneering approaches to filmmaking have expanded the ways in which artists work with the medium. 

     

    Exhibition dates: 13 February - 11 May 2020 
    Further information

    Steve MᶜQueen will be in conversation with Paul Gilroy at Tate Modern. 
    Monday 17 February 2020, 6:30-8:00pm 
    Further information 

    The exhibition coincides with Steve MᶜQueen: Year 3 at Tate Britain.
    Exhibition dates: 12 November 2019 - 3 May 2020 
    Further information

  • 25.11.2019 - Steve McQueen: Artist Talk, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

    25.11.2019 - Steve McQueen: Artist Talk, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

    Steve McQueen: Artist Talk, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

     

    Steve McQueen will be in conversation with Jasper Sharp. Since January 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum has been inviting leading figures from the world of Modern and Contemporary art to spend time at the museum and speak publicly about their responses to it.

     

    Monday 25 November 2019

    7:00pm 

     

    Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

    Maria-Theresien-Platz

    1010 Wien

     

    Further information 

  • 11.11.2019 - Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Tate Britain

    11.11.2019 - Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Tate Britain

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Tate Britain

     

    The installation of Steve MᶜQueen Year 3 opens today at Tate Britain. On display are 1,504 of London's primary schools with Year 3 pupils – including State, Independent, Faith and Special schools, Pupil Referral Units and home educated children. The 76,146 pupils photographed in 3,128 class photographs come together as an immersive installation at Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries.

    Exhibition dates: 12 November 2019 - 3 May 2020
    Further information 

    Artangel's outdoor exhibition of over 600 billboards continues across London until 18 November 2019. 
    Further information

     

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3 is a partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction

  • 04.11.2019 - Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Artangel across London

    04.11.2019 - Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Artangel across London

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Artangel across London

     

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3 launches today with Artangel's outdoor exhibition of 613 billboards—on roadsides, railways and underground stations—across London's 33 boroughs. To view an interactive map of the billboard locations click here

    The outdoor project will be followed by Year 3, a large-scale installation opening at Tate Britain next week. 

    Exhibition dates: 12 November 2019 - 3 May 2020 

    Outdoor exhibition dates: 4 - 18 November 2019 

    Further information

     

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3 is a partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction

     

    Image: Steve MᶜQueen Year 3. A partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction. © Steve MᶜQueen and Tate. Courtesy of Artangel. Billboard photographed by Theo Christelis.

     

  • 28.10.2019 - Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Tate Britain and Artangel

    28.10.2019 - Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Tate Britain and Artangel

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Tate Britain

     

    This vast new art work will be one of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken, in one of the world’s largest and most diverse cities.

    Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, Steve MᶜQueen, together with Tate, Artangel and A New Direction, invited every Year 3 primary school class in London to be photographed. These class photos will be brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 schoolchildren in a milestone year in their development.

    Tate Britain 

    Exhibition dates: 12 November 2019 - 3 May 2020 
    Further information

     

     

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3, Artangel across London

    Artangel will stage an outdoor exhibition spanning London’s 33 boroughs, giving the public a glimpse of the future of their city.

    Exhibition dates: 4 November - 18 November 2019 
    Further information

     

    Steve MᶜQueen Year 3 is a partnership between Tate, Artangel, and A New Direction

     

    Image: © Tate 2019

  • 11.06.2019 - Anthea Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Hurvin Anderson, Steve McQueen: Get Up, Stand Up, Now, Somerset House, London

    11.06.2019 - Anthea Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Hurvin Anderson, Steve McQueen: Get Up, Stand Up, Now, Somerset House, London

    Anthea Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Hurvin Anderson, Steve McQueen: Get Up, Stand Up, Now, Somerset House, London

     

    A major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.

     

    West Wing Galleries

    Somerset House

    Strand

    London

     

    12 June - 15 September 2019

     

    Further information 

  • 05.04.2019 - Steve McQueen: Tate Year 3 Project, Tate Britain

    05.04.2019 - Steve McQueen: Tate Year 3 Project, Tate Britain

    Steve McQueen: Tate Year 3 Project 

     

    Calling all Year 3 primary school classes in London. To take part in Steve McQueen's landmark collective portrait sign up here: schools.tateyear3project.org.uk/register.

    1,500 primary schools in London have already signed-up for this historic and monumental artwork. This portrait of a generation, produced by Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist Steve McQueen, will be exhibited at Tate Britain's Duveen Galleries in November 2019. ⁣

    To realise Year 3 as a true testament of London's diversity and a document of the city's future, we encourage as many schools to participate as possible. Need to register? Know a school who should? Share the link with friends, colleagues, family, and sign-up today. ⁣

    Deadline to register is Friday 5th April!

     

    Tate Britain

    Millbank
    London SW1P 4RG

     

    Further information

  • 05.04.2019 - Steve McQueen: Soundtrack of America, The Shed

    05.04.2019 - Steve McQueen: Soundtrack of America, The Shed

    Steve McQueen: Soundtrack of America, The Shed 

     

    Soundtrack of America opens The Shed with a five-night concert series celebrating the influence of African American music on contemporary culture with performances by emerging musicians. Conceived and directed by Steve McQueen, Soundtrack traces a musical “family tree” of spirituals and blues, jazz and gospel, R&B, rock and roll, house, hip hop, and trap that has inspired a new generation of artists who continue to develop that legacy. 

     

    The Shed

    West 30th Street between
    10th and 11th Avenues
    New York

     

    5 - 14 April 2019 

     

    Further information

  • 27.02.2019 - Steve McQueen: Tate Modern

    27.02.2019 - Steve McQueen: Tate Modern

    Steve McQueen: Tate Modern 

     

    This exhibition will bring together the immersive video and film installations he has made since 2000. It will include large-scale video installations including Caribs’ Leap/Western Deep 2002, alongside recent films such as Ashes 2002–15, as well as the premiere of new work.

     

    The exhibition will coincide with Steve McQueen: Year 3 at Tate Britain 

     

    Tate Modern 

    Bankside
    London SE1 9TG

     

    Further information

  • 11.02.2019 - Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project, Tate Britain

    11.02.2019 - Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project, Tate Britain

    Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project at Tate Britain 

     

    Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, Steve McQueen, together with Tate, Artangel and A New Direction, invites every Year 3 primary school class in London to be photographed. The class photos will be brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 schoolchildren in a milestone year in their development. 

     

    Running in parallel to the exhibition at Tate Britain, Artangel will stage an outdoor exhibition spanning London’s 33 boroughs, giving the public a glimpse of the future of their city.

     

    Tate Britain

    Duveen Galleries

    Millbank

    London SW1P 4RG

     

    Further information 

     

    If you are a teacher at a London primary school, you can sign your Year 3 class up to be part of this giant collective portrait.

    Sign-up here

     

  • 19.09.2018 - Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project will be unveiled at Tate Britain in 2019

    19.09.2018 - Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project will be unveiled at Tate Britain in 2019

    Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project

     

    Tate Britain, London

    November 2019

     

    This vast new artwork will be one of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken, in one of the world's largest and most diverse cities. 

    Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, Steve McQueen, together with Tate, Artangel and A New Direction, will invite every Year 3 primary school class in London to be photographed. The class photos will be brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 school children in a milestone year in their development. 

     

    'There's an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future [...] to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work. I think it's important and in some ways urgent.' - Steve McQueen

     

    Running in parallel to the exhibition at Tate Britain, Artangel will stage an outdoor exhibition spanning London's 33 boroughs, giving the public a glimpse of the future of their city. 

     

    Further information

     

    If you are a teacher at a London primary school, you can sign your Year 3 class up to be part of this giant collective portrait.

     

    Sign up here

  • 26.06.2018 - Josè Damasceno, Michael Landy, Steve McQueen and Paul Pfeiffer in Artists for Artangel at Cork Street Galleries, London

    26.06.2018 - Josè Damasceno, Michael Landy, Steve McQueen and Paul Pfeiffer in Artists for Artangel at Cork Street Galleries, London

     

    Artists for Artangel

    Featuring Josè Damasceno, Michael Landy, Steve McQueen and Paul Pfeiffer

     

    Live Auction

    28 June, 2018

    Banqueting House, Whitehall, London

     

    Online Auction

    7-28 June, 2018

    www.paddle8.com/auction/artangel

     

    Exhibition

    8-27 June

    22 Cork Street, London

     

    Further information

  • 07.06.2018 - Steve McQueen: 'End Credits' at Holland Festival, Amsterdam

    07.06.2018 - Steve McQueen: 'End Credits' at Holland Festival, Amsterdam

    Steve McQueen: End Credits, 2012 - ongoing

     

    Holland Festival

    Double screen installation at Loods 6, Amsterdam

    9 - 28 June, 2018

     

    Further information

     

    Steve McQueen will be in conversation with David Dibosa, discussing End Credits and the legacy of Paul Robeson.

    10 June, 15:30 - 17:00

     

    Book tickets

  • 04.05.2018 - Steve McQueen: 'Gravesend' and 'Unexploded' at Groundwork, CAST, Cornwall

    04.05.2018 - Steve McQueen: 'Gravesend' and 'Unexploded' at Groundwork, CAST, Cornwall

    Steve McQueen: Gravesend, 2007 and Unexploded, 2007

     

    Presented for Groundwork, a season of international art in Cornwall

    CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust)

    Groundwork launches over the weekend 5-7 May with exhibitions by internationally celebrated artists in and around Helston and the Lizard peninsula.

     

    5 May - 3 June, 2018

    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

    Free adminssion, no booking required

     

    Further information

     

    Steve McQueen and Sir Nicholas Serota will discuss the exhibition at CAST and McQueen's work.

    3 June, 11am - 12.30pm

    Screen 2, The Plaza, Truro

     

    Further information

  • 24.10.2017 - Steve McQueen: Remember Me at Een Werk, Amsterdam. Opening 20th October.

    24.10.2017 - Steve McQueen: Remember Me at Een Werk, Amsterdam. Opening 20th October.

    Steve McQueen: Remember Me

    Een Werk, Amsterdam

    20 October - 15 November, 2017

     

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  • 22.10.2017 - Bruce Conner, John Gerrard and Steve McQueen featured in - Truth: 24 frames per second at Dallas Museum of Art. Opening 22nd October.

    22.10.2017 - Bruce Conner, John Gerrard and Steve McQueen featured in - Truth: 24 frames per second at Dallas Museum of Art. Opening 22nd October.

    Truth: 24 frames per second at Dallas Museum of Art

    Featuring works by Bruce Conner, John Gerrard and Steve McQueen

     

    The exhibition brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity and the media.

     

    22 October, 2017 - 28 January, 2018

    Further information

  • Steve McQueen: Ashes at the Whitworth, University of Manchester

    Steve McQueen: Ashes at the Whitworth, University of Manchester

    Steve McQueen: Ashes

     

    22 September, 2017 - March, 2018

    the Whitworth, The University of Manchester

    Further information

  • Steve McQueen: Ashes at ICA Boston

    Steve McQueen: Ashes at ICA Boston

    Steve McQueen: Ashes

     

    The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

    15 February, 2017 - 25 Februay, 2018

     

    Further information

  • Congratulations Steve McQueen: Recipient of a BFI Fellowship and the Johannes Vermeer Award 2016

    Congratulations Steve McQueen: Recipient of a BFI Fellowship and the Johannes Vermeer Award 2016

     

    The BFI and BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express, award Steve McQueen its highest accolade, the BFI Fellowship. The presentation will take place at the BFI London Film Festival’s annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday 15 October at Banqueting House.

     

    Further information

     

    The Dutch Culture Minister, Dr Jet Bussemaker selected Steve McQueen as the recipient of this year’s Johannes Vermeer Award, the Dutch annual state prize for the arts. Dr Bussemaker will present the award on Monday 7 November 2016 in the Ridderzaal in The Hague.

     

    Further information

     

     

  • Steve McQueen: Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

    Steve McQueen: Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

    Artangel - Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison

     

    4 September - 30 October, 2016

    Reading Prison

     

    HM Prison Reading opens for the first time to the public as artists, writers, and performers respond to its most notorious inmate: Oscar Wilde. At this resonant site, the penal regime Wilde suffered is explored through archives, leading through to the installation of new works by artists such as Nan Goldin, Marlene Dumas, and Steve McQueen in the previously inaccessible – or inescapable – cells and corridors.

     

    Further information

  • Steve McQueen: Open Plan at the Whitney Museum of American Art

    Steve McQueen: Open Plan at the Whitney Museum of American Art

    Steve McQueen: Open Plan

     29 April - 14 May, 2016

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

     

    More information

     

    Related events:

     

    Friday April 29, 6.30pm

    Steve McQueen in conversation with Donna De Salvo

     

    Sunday May 1, 5pm

    Harry Belafonte and Dr.Cornel West discuss Paul Robeson

  • Walead Beshty, Glenn Ligon and Steve McQueen: Venice Biennale 2015

    Walead Beshty, Glenn Ligon and Steve McQueen: Venice Biennale 2015

    Congratulations to Walead BeshtyGlenn Ligon and Steve McQueen on their participation in 

    All the World’s Futures—curated by Okwui Enwezor, 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

    9 May - 22 November, 2015

      

    Further information

  • Steve McQueen: TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

    Steve McQueen: TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

    Steve McQueen has been named one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, 2014. 

     

    Further information

     

  • Steve McQueen: New Work at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

    Steve McQueen: New Work at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

    Steve McQueen

    Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo 

    Tokyo, Japan

    April 26- August 17, 2014

     

     

    Further information

     

  • '12 Years a Slave' awarded Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards

    Our congratulations to Steve McQueen and the whole cast and the crew of '12 Years a Slave' for winning Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards!

  • Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' awarded Best Picture at the 2014 BAFTAs

    Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' awarded Best Picture at the 2014 BAFTAs

     Our congratulations to Steve McQueen, the cast and the crew of '12 Years a Slave' for winning Best Picture at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

  • Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' wins Best Film at the 2014 Golden Globes

    Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' wins Best Film at the 2014 Golden Globes

     Our congratulations to Steve McQueen, the cast and the crew of '12 Years a Slave' for being awarded Best Film at this year's Golden Globes.

  • Steve McQueen Retrospective at Schaulager in Basel

    Steve McQueen Retrospective at Schaulager in Basel

    Schaulager in Basel currently presents the first comprehensive exhibition of work by the British video artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen. The show features more than twenty video and film installations, photographs and other selected work of Steve McQueen. The exhibition runs until September 1, 2013. In this video, we attend the opening of the exhibition on 15 March, 2013.

     

    Steve McQueen Retrospective at Schaulager Basel. Vernissage, March 15, 2013.

  • Steve McQueen: Schaulager, Basel

    Steve McQueen: Schaulager, Basel

    Steve McQueen (born London 1969) is one of the most significant contemporary British artists. The largest exhibition to date of this artist's work will provide a detailed insight into his complex and unusual oeuvre. Installations, photographs and film from every period of his artistic career will be shown.

     

    Steve McQueen's early works are characterised by an experimental approach to cinematic history and the dynamic between black and white, particularly in the aesthetic of silent film, such as French avant garde film and American slapstick. Over the past ten years this aspect of his work has been joined by an exploration of the boundaries between the documentary and the narrative.

    In 1999 Steve McQueen was awarded the Turner Prize. In 2008 he won the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with the feature film 'Hunger'. In 2009 he represented the United Kingdom at the Venice Biennale and in 2011 he was invited to enter the Venice Film Festival's competition with his film 'Shame'.

     

    The exhibition will be co-organised by Schaulager and The Art Institute of Chicago. Schaulager will publish a comprehensive catalogue to accompany the exhibition.

  • Artists Announced for Massimiliano Gioni’s Not-So-Encyclopedic Venice Biennale Exhibition

    Artists Announced for Massimiliano Gioni’s Not-So-Encyclopedic Venice Biennale Exhibition

     

    Today the Venice Biennale released the rather epic list (see below) of artists who will participated in curator Massimiliano Gioni's exhibition "The Encyclopedic Palace," which is slated to run from June 1 through November 24 and, despite its title, is dominated by the same American and European artists you'll encounter at most major international shows of contemporary art. "With works spanning over the past century alongside several new commissions," Gioni writes in his introduction, "and with over one hundred and fifty artists from more than thirty-seven countries, the exhibition is structured like a temporary museum that initiates an inquiry into the many ways in which images have been used to organize knowledge and shape our experience of the world."

    The exhibition's title and theme were inspired by Italian-American artist Marino Auriti, who conceived of an encyclopedic museum of world culture in Washington, D.C. that would be 136 stories tall with a 16 block footprint, and called the "Palazzo Enciclopedico" (or "Encyclopedic Palace"). Though he spent years working on a model for the enormous structure in his home in rural Pennsylvania - and filed a patent application for it with the U.S. Patent office - Auriti's palace, as you may have guessed, was never built.

    Gioni sees such "delusions of omniscience, shed light on the constant challenge of reconciling the self with the universe, the subjective with the collective, the specific with the general, the individual with the culture of her time." In our contemporary situation of sensory overload and data deluge, the curator considers "such attempts to structure knowledge into all-inclusive systems seem even more necessary and even more desperate."

    The list of participating artists includes a who's-who of contemporary American heavyweights -NaumanCondoShermanMcCarthyde MariaGuytonSerraTrecartin, and so on - a similarly comprehensive cross-section of major European artists - including Fischli & Weiss,KjartanssonSarah LucasSteve McQueen, and Sehgal - a select few from other regions - four artists each from Africa and South America, and nine from Asia (so much for being encyclopedic) - and historical artifacts like Haitian Vodou flags, Shaker gift drawings, and anonymous Tantric paintings. As GalleristNY notes, the number of artists in the exhibition who've recently shown at the New Museum - where Gioni is the associate director and a curator - is conspicuous, though not entirely surprising.

     

    The full list is below:

     

    Hilma af Klint


    Victor Alimpiev

    Ellen Altfest

    Pawel Althamer
     
    Levi Fisher Ames

    Yuri Ancarani

    Carl Andre
     
    Uri Aran

    Yüksel Arslan

    Ed Atkins
     
    Marino Auriti
     
    Enrico Baj
     
    Miroslaw Balka
     
    Phyllida Barlow

    Morton Bartlett
     
    Gianfranco Baruchello

    Hans Bellmer
     
    Neïl Beloufa

    Graphic Works of Southeast Asia and Melanesia, Hugo A. Bernatzik Collection 1932
    -1937
     
    Stefan Bertalan

    Rossella Biscotti
     
    Arthur Bispo do Rosário
     
    John Bock

    Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

    Geta Bratescu

    KP Brehmer

    James Lee Byars
     
    Roger Caillois
     
    Varda Caivano

    Vlassis Caniaris
     
    James Castle
     
    Alice Channer

    George Condo
     
    Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris
     
    Robert Crumb

    Roberto Cuoghi
     
    Enrico David
     
    Tacita Dean
     
    John De Andrea
     
    Thierry De Cordier

    Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys
     
    Walter De Maria
     
    Simon Denny
     
    Trisha Donnelly
     
    Jimmie Durham
     
    Harun Farocki
     
    Peter Fischli & David Weiss
     
    Linda Fregni Nagler
     
    Peter Fritz
     
    Aurélien Froment
     
    Phyllis Galembo
     
    Norbert Ghisoland
     
    Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi 

    Domenico Gnoli
     
    Robert Gober
     
    Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj
     
    Guo Fengyi
     
    João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva
     
    Wade Guyton
     
    Haitian Vodou Flags

    Duane Hanson
     
    Sharon Hayes
     
    Camille Henrot
     
    Daniel Hesidence
     
    Roger Hiorns
     
    Channa Horwitz
     
    Jessica Jackson Hutchins
     
    René Iché
     
    Hans Josephsohn
     
    Kan Xuan
     
    Bouchra Khalili
     
    Ragnar Kjartansson
     
    Eva Kotátková
     
    Evgenij Kozlov
     
    Emma Kunz
     
    Maria Lassnig
     
    Mark Leckey
     
    Augustin Lesage
     
    Lin Xue
     
    Herbert List
     
    José Antonio Suárez Londoño
     
    Sarah Lucas
     
    Helen Marten
     
    Paul McCarthy
     
    Steve McQueen
     
    Prabhavathi Meppayil
     
    Marisa Merz
     
    Pierre Molinier
     
    Matthew Monahan
     
    Laurent Montaron
     
    Melvin Moti
     
    Matt Mullican
     
    Ron Nagle
     
    Bruce Nauman
     
    Albert Oehlen
     
    Shinro Ohtake
     
    J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere
     
    Henrik Olesen
     
    John Outterbridge
     
    Paño Drawings
     
    Marco Paolini
     
    Diego Perrone
     
    Walter Pichler
     
    Otto Piene
     
    Eliot Porter
     
    Imran Qureshi
     
    Carol Rama

    Charles Ray
     
    James Richards
     
    Achilles G. Rizzoli
     
    Pamela Rosenkranz
     
    Dieter Roth
     
    Viviane Sassen
     
    Shinichi Sawada
     
    Hans Schärer
     
    Karl Schenker
     
    Michael Schmidt
     
    Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
     
    Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern
     
    Tino Sehgal
     
    Richard Serra
     
    Shaker Gift Drawings
     
    Jim Shaw

    Cindy Sherman
     
    Laurie Simmons and Allan McCollum
     
    Drossos P. Skyllas
     
    Harry Smith
     
    Xul Solar
     
    Christiana Soulou
     
    Eduard Spelterini
     
    Rudolf Steiner
     
    Hito Steyerl
     
    Papa Ibra Tall
     
    Dorothea Tanning
     
    Anonymous Tantric Paintings
     
    Ryan Trecartin

    Rosemarie Trockel

    Andra Ursuta
     
    Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
     
    Stan VanDerBeek
     
    Erik van Lieshout
     
    Danh Vo

    Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
     
    Günter Weseler
     
    Jack Whitten
     
    Cathy Wilkes

    Christopher Williams

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
     
    Kohei Yoshiyuki

    Sergey Zarva
     
    Anna Zemánková
     
    Jakub Julian Ziólkowski
     
    Artur Zmijewski

    "The Encyclopedic Palace" runs June 1-November 24 at the Giardini and the Arsenale.

     

  • Steve McQueen, 'WHAT WE SEE': The National Museum of Art, Osaka

    Steve McQueen, 'WHAT WE SEE': The National Museum of Art, Osaka

    The National Museum of Art, Osaka presents a special exhibition entitled What We See, which will focus primarily on works that make use of the moving image.

     

    In face of ongoing and unparalleled technological revolution that has occurred over the last century, the advent of globalization, and daily life in contemporary society, which is continually inundated with a huge quantity of information, we are exposed to a bewildering amount of change on a daily basis. In the course of ordinary life, the things that are presented as a "reality" sometimes seem to be occurring in a dream, making it seem as if we are experiencing a complete fabrication. At the same time, the realities that are presented as fiction are imbued with a greater intensity, and function no differently from reality, giving us the sense that the line between artifice and actuality is growing increasingly vague.

     

    In the field of art, the concept of reality was nearly always linked to Realism. And by the time photography emerged, unlike painting, it was thought to have the ability to capture a genuine state of reality. It has since become clear, however, that photography does not always embody this function and that the reality it does embody is not necessarily factual. With the rise of the moving image, and the subsequent use of computer graphics and digital technology, scenes that do not actually exist came to be presented with a heightened sense of reality. For example, a film with the characteristics of a documentary that has been edited and molded according to a certain perspective produces a fiction that is detached from reality.

     

    Today, there are many video works that reflect the state of contemporary society in which the distinction between fact and fiction has been lost. In these works, which blend fact and fiction, the artists are asking us to consider the current whereabouts of truth. Does truth exist in something that was created as a fiction? Is reality truth? When reality becomes a fiction, does truth begin to fluctuate? Or on the other hand, when fiction is formulated as reality, does it lead to the emergence of truth?

     

    This exhibition will present a collection of video works by ten artists from around the world including two from Japan: Hiraki Sawa and Shino Yanai. In contemporary society, with its flood of information and images, we must search for the whereabouts of the essential truth contained in the realities and fictions that are presented in these expressions of the moving image.

     

    Artists:Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Cyprien Gaillard, Johan Grimonprez, Chia-En Jao, Sojung Jun, Steve McQueen, Hiraki Sawa, Pei-Shih Tu, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Shino Yanai

  • Steve McQueen: The Art Institute Chicago

    Steve McQueen: The Art Institute Chicago

    Steve McQueen is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work is primarily engaged with moving images. Born in London in 1969, he has, over the last twenty years, made a series of film and video installations designed for gallery-based presentation, along with two feature films made for cinematic release. His efforts in these two distinct, but interrelated, arenas have earned him a reputation as one of the most important and influential artists of his generation working with these media, and beyond. McQueen's earliest works are silent, and mostly black-and-white, often with a focus on the body, very often the artist's own. Subsequent pieces incorporate, as a general rule, sound and color, and often emerge from more elaborate investigations.

    McQueen has been equally concerned with the act of recording moving images as he is with the specific conditions in which these images are presented. The size of the screen, the dimensions of the room, and the relationship between the viewer and the projection itself are all fundamental considerations. McQueen's thinking about formal and spatial relationships in this regard lends a sculptural element to his art. One work in particular,Queen and Country (2007-09), is an entirely sculptural installation with no moving image or sound component. Presented here for the first time outside of the United Kingdom, the work is a memorial to British men and women killed in military service during the most recent war in Iraq.

    Most of McQueen's oeuvre-including his gallery-based installations as well as feature films-evidences a potent, at times oblique, political consciousness. Many works address specific social and historical moments in ways that seemingly emerge from documentary or journalistic impulses. Other films are more abstract, their meanings shaped by allegory or metaphor. McQueen always communicates directly to viewers through what one writer termed "the medium of aesthetic affect."