Doug Aitken: “Electric Earth” (2016)

Doug Aitken’s first North American survey is organized as a full collaboration and dialogue with the artist. From his breakthrough installation diamond sea (1997) to his most recent event-based work Black Mirror (2011), the exhibition unfolds around the major moving-image installations that articulate his thematic interest in environmental and post-industrial decay, urban abandonment, and the […]

Ed Ruscha – Words Have No Size (2017)

The road to being an artist was “like blind leading the blind” says Ed Ruscha, who grew to be one of the most recognised American artists of the 20th century. Hear the story of West Coast Jazz, his break with abstract art and L.A. in the 1960s. When Ed Ruscha entered the Los Angeles art […]

Wolfgang Tillmans – “What Art Does to Me is Beyond Words” (2017)

Tate Modern spends the day with artist Wolfgang Tillmans in his Berlin studio as he prepares for his Tate Modern exhibition. German-born, international in outlook and exhibited around the world, Wolfgang Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist […]

Larry Clark – “I Wanted to Be a Writer but I Had a Camera in My Hand” (2017)

We sit down with the loose cannon of independent American cinema, Larry Clark. The filmmaker and photographer was in Paris for an exceptional sale of his candid, spontaneous shots at the Rue André gallery. Prints that are reminiscent of his 1971 photography book “Tulsa” which has since become a collector’s item. Clark has troubled mainstream […]

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

Winner of the European Short Film Award at the European Film Awards. In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma awoke to the dawn of the rebel uprising in the city of Aleppo. He spent the next nine days holed up in his apartment, filming the emerging civil war outside.

Barbara Kruger – In Her Own Words (2016)

Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist and collagist. Much of her work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with declarative captions—in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed. The phrases in her works often include pronouns such as “you”, “your”, “I”, “we”, and “they”, addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, and sexuality. Kruger currently lives and works in […]

Wolfgang Tillmans: Faces in the Crowd

Corinne on Gloucester Place, 1993 Wolfgang Tillmans has consistently pushed back against whatever perceptions of his work seem most current. The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. —Ezra Pound By Russell Ferguson, excerpt from “Faces in the Crowd” Wolfgang Tillmans has consistently pushed back against whatever perceptions of […]

Picturing Barbara Kruger – A Five Minute Portrait of the Artist (2016)

Directed by Pippa Bianco: Picturing Barbara Kruger is a five-minute portrait of this iconic artist. Narrated by Barbara Kruger with an original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s “Blood On The Leaves,” commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series. Special thanks to Kanye West for the use of […]