• 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. 

     

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    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.

     

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  • 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

     

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  • 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

     

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

    10 June, 15:30 - 17:00

     

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  • 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

     

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    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

     

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

     

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  • 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.

     

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    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.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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

     

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    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

      

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  • 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. 

     

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  • 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

     

     

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

    '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."