Mark Leckey's industrial animism

Mark Leckey's industrial animism
#Exhibitions

Mark Leckey is a British contemporary artist known for his "found object art", videos and performances. His performances have been presented at the MoMA and the Guggenheim in New York, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, while his works are preserved in the collections of the Tate and the Center Pompidou. He is best known for two works: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Light and Magic (2008), for which he won the 2008 Turner Prize. Videos that incorporate themes of nostalgia and anxiety and draw on elements of pop culture, embracing Leckey's entire artistic practice. Heir to a turn-of-the-century dandyism that interweaves life and art in the vein of Oscar Wilde or Joris-Karl Huysmans, an extension of Charles Baudelaire's "painter of modern life", Leckey sees his immediate environment as a tool and source of inspiration. He rejects the notion of art disconnected from everyday experience. In fact, the artist explained "my investigation focuses on the observation of the tacky but somehow romantic elegance of certain aspects of British culture." In this exhibition in Japan Mark Leckey brings two works: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore feat. Big Red Sound System.

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