Tate Modern is bringing together the immersive video and film installations Steve McQueen has made since 2000by Emma Crichton-Miller / December 16, 2019 / Leave a comment
Steve McQueen, Tate Modern, 13th February to 11th May
Steve McQueen is most famous for his powerful feature films, Hunger (2008), Shame (2011) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). Currently, his whole class photographs of London’s Year 3 schoolchildren are beguiling the capital at Tate Britain and on 600 billboards throughout the city. But McQueen first came to notice in the 1990s making challenging art films. Tate Modern is bringing together the immersive video and film installations he has made since 2000—including large-scale video installations such as Caribs’ Leap/Western Deep (2002).
Bill Brandt/Henry Moore, Hepworth Wakefield, 7th February to 31st May
Photographer Bill Brandt and sculptor Henry Moore first met in 1942, when Moore’s shelter drawings were featured in a magazine alongside Brandt’s photographs of civilians hiding in the Tube during the Blitz. This exhibition, encompassing sculpture, drawings and photographs, explores their intersecting careers. Moore’s preoccupation with family finds a different refraction in Brandt’s bleak photographs of northern mining communities, while later they shared a passion for wild landscapes.
Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life, Estorick Collection, London, 15th January to 11th April
Tullio Crali (1910-2000) was a true believer among Futurists, embracing the movement’s enthusiasm for the modern world. Between the wars, he created highly dynamic “aeropaintings,” capturing the physical and metaphysical thrill of flight. This first UK retrospective of the significant Italian artist includes his most successful aeropaintings, his distinctive “Sassintesi,” composed of stones, and examples of his later cosmic imagery.