London

London

Steve McQueen

fig-2 at ICA Studio in association with Outset
The Mall
January 29–March 27, 1999

McQueen’s films bowl one over. It’s not just those unexpected, disorienting camera angles and giant wall-to-ceiling projections he favors, but the dizzying spectrum of cinematic languages he incorporates into his own idiosyncratic idiom (from silent comedy, via vintage Hollywood, to the most rarefied avant-garde experimentation). Drum Roll (1998) (footage shot from a barrel rolling through Manhattan), which receives its premiere, and Deadpan (1997) (a hazardous Buster Keaton gag reworked), are among the large-scale works included in McQueen’s first major solo exhibition, curated by the ICA’s Emma Dexter and Susan Copping. Jan. 29–Mar. 27; travels to Kunsthalle Zürich, June 11–Aug. I5.