Miniature installation series created under glass cloche. After working on something so large scale, with so many logistics and moving parts, and so many real life considerations as the retrospective at the CAC, (not to mention all of the collaborative and community based work it included), I find myself wanting to create tiny little worlds governed solely by imagination, where all of the parts are within my grasp. This series is an extension of that impulse.
Heliotrope at No Commission in Miami! The incredible @zahrasherzad working together with the always generous and supportive @thedeancollection to bring the Heliotrope Foundation’s print project to Basel this year. Thank you to all the artists who have contributed to this project over the years, helping @theheliotropefoundation do its work. Prints will be available at the No Commission fair.
Pic from the Narrative Room, section of the CAC retrospective where a few of the portraits that have more intensive work and personal narratives attached were shown in a separate space with their supporting video and text materials. This was the first time I’d shown some of these projects in a museum setting, like the 5 Stories project from Philadelphia, created with Mural Arts. Or these two portraits from work I was invited to undertake with communities that were grappling with issues around sexual abuse in one community, and the refugee crisis in another. It was powerful to revisit the stories and talks people gave, and to bring the portraits together again in one place. @millionpersonproject @cincycac
Recently did an interview with Conrad Brenner of Streets Department. Check out the link to it in the bio at @streetsdept
Miami! Got a bunch of works up at the @juxtapoz clubhouse with @superchiefgallery
Detail shot of the tile pattern wall as it meets the cut paper pasted staircase at @cincycac Swoon:The Canyon 1999-2017
Photo by @todseelie
The collaborative floor at my retrospective exhibition at the CAC Cincinnati. This room shows drawings, artifacts, scale models and video from the three main community based projects that I’ve worked on for the last 10 years, as well as a small theater built from the Swimming Cities rafts, (repurposed as a theater), that shows films created during the raft voyages.
My first show in Shanghai opens this December 8th. Info below: SWOON
SOLO SHOW / 个展
PRIVATE PREVIEW / 开幕式
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH 2017 / 2017年12月8日 星期五
FROM 4 TO 8PM / 下午4点至晚上8点
MAGDA DANYSZ GALLERY - SHANGHAI
MAGDA DANYSZ 画廊 - 上海
256 BEIJING EAST RD.(JIANGXI ROAD)
SEE THE SHOW HERE artworks on show
GET COMPLETE PREVIEW CATALOGUE [email protected]
RSVP [email protected]
8 DEC 2017 TO 15 JAN 2018 / 12月8日至01月15日
Detail shot from the retrospective exhibition up at @cincycac right now. This is a slice of the 2002-3 era, in the time capsule section of the show. Up till Feb 25th photo by @todseelie
Putting the cherry on top of the ✨thank-yous✨ to the folks who made the retrospective show at the @cincycac possible, is this shout out to the inimitable Clementine Seely. Clem, you cannot possibly even know how amazing you are because just knowing such a thing would offend your understated British humility, so let me tell you - you are a force of nature. You held me to my vision. You balanced all the thousand variables in your mind and made sure that each of them landed perfectly, and I am forever grateful. Thank you thank you thank you! Photo of installation created by artist, theater producer, and mastermind impresario of all things cultural, Clementine Seely @clemsee
Under the glass cloche. Every artist has hundreds of threads running through their work, and the cabinet of curiousity is one of mine. As is solving the question of how to take my impermanent, and often inordinately delicate installation making brain, and help it to create something that has a permanent life. This small series working with glass domes is one of many answers to that question.
Cleaning up my house I found this photo that made me chuckle nostalgically, remembering that time when Thierry Guetta somehow miraculously tracked me down in Paris and proceeded to show up every day and film our every movement, and then a couple years later, and much to my surprise, all his millions of hours of filming of myself and others became Exit Through the Gift Shop. People often ask me if that movie was a hoax, if Thierry is really like that, but for me the movie was a completely accurate depiction of one man’s creative mania. Picture by Mike Brodie,