A kinetic portrait of the urban landscape takes shape on the ground floor of the White Cube Gallery with the encounter between street photography, conceptual art and and serial production proposed by United States artist and composer Christian Marclay. Through the focus and repetition of his subject, Marclay offers spectators an access key to the inner-workings of the known universe. Concepts like the “vertical poem”, fleeting extracts of English subtitles which appear as lines of concrete poetry are superimposed over various film fragments which come together to form a dense tapestry of words and images. The public is invited to make their own subjective links among varying themes, peripheral actions, obscure scenes, frenetically moving cameras and kaleidoscopic colours. Playing with the human impulse to read images, the work unites various forms through a multitude of clips. Over the last 35 years, Marclay has explored the fusion of art, music and sound, endowing these with physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, photography and video. Such as with the series Body Mix which involved stitching together numerous album covers to create works of visual art.
From Vienna to the Tate Modern, the Playful Inventions of Franz West
Disturbing forms and ice-cream colours, psycho-analysis and punk provocations - the journey of a pioneer of interactive art starts from here. It’s all waiting to be discovered in a large exhibition in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.
Visions of the Self - the Self-Portrait from Rembrandt to Damien Hirst
The exceptional arrival of a masterpiece by Rembrandt sets off a stimulating comparison between the past and the present - it happens at the Gagosian, among works by Picasso and Bacon, Baselitz and Basquiat.