Wednesday, June 8, 2016

First Museum Survey of Michael Land's Work Opens in Basel

Michael Landy: Multi-Saint (2013)
SWITZERLAND---In summer 2016, Museum Tinguely Basel presents the first museum survey of acclaimed British artist Michael Landy. The exhibition will span Landy’s entire career, bringing together works from Break Down 2001, through to Saints Alive 2010-13, among many others. Many of the works are intrinsically linked to the aesthetics and the socio-political conditions that have shaped the artist’s life in Britain. A graduate Goldsmiths College and a key member of the Young British Artists (YBAs) generation that emerged in London in the 1990s, Landy has garnered international recognition for his versatile practice, which explores notions of capitalism, creation and destruction. [link]

Carlo Crivelli, Saint Michael, about 1476 (left); Michael Landy, Multi-Saint, 2013 (right). Image via