Steve McQueen Installation view of Sunshine State, 2022, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2022 HD video, front and back continuous projection; 30 min. 1 sec. A commission for International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), 2022 Courtesy of the artist and Mari

Marian Goodman Gallery Los Angeles to Open September 23 with Solo Exhibition of Steve McQueen

New York, NY (May 10, 2023)—Marian Goodman Gallery announced today it will inaugurate its Los Angeles gallery this September with a solo exhibition dedicated to artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen. On view from September 23 through November 4, 2023, the exhibition will feature the U.S. premiere of the immersive video installation Sunshine State (2022) by McQueen. A solo presentation of work by Cristina Iglesias, marking the artist’s first major exhibition in LA, will open subsequently at the Gallery in November, followed by exhibitions of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Tony Cragg planned for later this winter.

The opening of Marian Goodman Gallery Los Angeles builds on the Gallery’s longstanding history of supporting the city’s artists, collectors, and institutions. At the same time, the launch of the Gallery’s permanent home on the West Coast marks an exciting new chapter for the Gallery that includes the forthcoming move of its New York City headquarters to a historic building in Tribeca next year. With two major spaces anchoring each coast, and an ongoing program in Paris, Marian Goodman Gallery provides a critical platform for advancing new bodies of work and the creative practices of the leading contemporary artists of our time.

“Marian Goodman Gallery has always been a mission-driven gallery, with a primary goal of serving as an intellectual forum advancing the creative practices of our artists over the long-term. Complementing our ongoing programs in New York and Paris, our new home in Los Angeles will be a dynamic space of education and exchange within one of the most important arts communities in the world,” stated Philipp Kaiser, the Gallery’s President and Partner.

Adds Managing Partner Rose Lord, “We are thrilled to be inaugurating our new gallery with an exhibition dedicated to Steve McQueen and with the U.S. premiere of the radical and personal Sunshine State, which incorporates footage from The Jazz Singer, the first-ever ‘talkie’ produced in Hollywood in 1927.” 

Recognized internationally as one of the most important artists of his generation, Steve McQueen exposes the fragility of the human condition. This exhibition follows the recent presentation of Grenfell at Serpentine South Gallery in London, as well as the forthcoming debut of his latest film Occupied City at Cannes Film Festival this month. 

About Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen (1969 - ) is an artist and filmmaker whose work explores universal themes, often addressing painful and challenging histories. 

Awarded the Turner Prize in 1999, McQueen has had his artwork presented at some of the most significant venues and museums around the world. His work has been featured in Documenta (1997 and 2002). He represented Great Britain at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and was selected several times for the Venice Biennale’s central pavilion (2003, 2007, 2013, and 2015). Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Art Institute of Chicago (2012); Schaulager, Basel (2013); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2017); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2017); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2017). In 2019 he presented YEAR 3 at Tate Britain and had a major one person exhibition at Tate Modern in 2020, which toured to Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, in 2022. In April/May 2023, he presented Grenfell at the Serpentine South Gallery, London. 

McQueen has directed four feature films. His first, Hunger (2008), was awarded the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and his third, 12 Years a Slave (2013), received the Golden Globe, Oscar, and BAFTA awards for best picture in 2014. In 2020, he made Small Axe, an anthology of five films about London’s West Indian community and, in 2021, Uprising, a 3-part documentary with James Rogan, about the New Cross Fire in London in 1981. He has recently completed Occupied City, which is being shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2023 and is in post production on Blitz, a new feature about the Second World War.

McQueen was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011. He was knighted in the 2020 New Year Honors list. McQueen was born in West London and is based in London and Amsterdam.

About Marian Goodman Gallery Los Angeles
Located in Hollywood near the Highland Corridor, at North Hudson Avenue off Santa Monica Boulevard, Marian Goodman Gallery Los Angeles comprises a 13,000-square-foot facility, featuring 5,000 square feet of flexible, skylit galleries as well as a landscaped garden, viewing rooms, office space, and dedicated parking. The Gallery is being designed by the L.A.-based architectural firm Johnston Marklee, acclaimed internationally for their cultural buildings and adaptive reuse projects.  

About Marian Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery champions the work of groundbreaking contemporary artists who stand among the most influential of our time. Distinguished by the caliber and rigor of its exhibition program, the Gallery provides international platforms for its artists to showcase their work, foster vital dialogues with new audiences, and advance their practices within nonprofit and institutional realms. Established in 1977, Marian Goodman Gallery gained prominence early in its trajectory for introducing the work of seminal European artists to American audiences. Today, through its exhibition spaces in New York and Paris, and now Los Angeles, the Gallery maintains its global focus, representing over fifty artists working in the U.S. and internationally.

Marian Goodman Gallery is led by a team of partners, with Marian Goodman as Founder and CEO; Philipp Kaiser as President and Partner; Emily-Jane Kirwan and Rose Lord as Managing Partners; and Leslie Nolen and Junette Teng as Partners.

Press contact:
Linda Pellegrini
Head of International Communications & Events
Marian Goodman Gallery
(212) 977-7160

Steve McQueen
Installation view of Sunshine State, 2022, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2022
HD video, front and back continuous projection; 30 min. 1 sec.
A commission for International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), 2022
Courtesy of the artist
Photo credit: Agostino Osio
© Steve McQueen and Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan

10 May 2023

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