Los Angeles

Mark Leckey

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
August 31–December 8

Curated by Ali Subotnick

In the five years since he won the Turner Prize, British artist Mark Leckey has taken increasingly strange and ever more productive turns. Moving away from the subcultural narratives of his (rightly) celebrated work of the early 2000s, Leckey’s more recent videos, installations, and performative lectures have adopted a freewheeling, associative approach that conjures up connections between radically distinct cultural and scientific phenomena. The Hammer will now mount Leckey’s largest institutional exhibition in the United States to date, with roughly fifteen new works, including the video Pearl Vision, 2012, shot during the artist’s recent residency at the museum. The show, described by the artist as a kind of “distorted memoir,” promises to amplify his prevailing interest in objects, their histories, and the ways in which we negotiate them in an increasingly mediated and technologically determined world.