"Containers and Their Driver"
October 23, 2016—March 5, 2017
Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey emerged during the YBAs boom of the ‘90s when Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and Chapman Brothers took the scene by storm— and while digital technology was making its entry into artist studios. Although the British culture is the pivotal source material for Leckey, whose famous Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore video collages found footage documenting British club scene, his depiction of contemporary social issues related to Internet, globalism and consumerism project a universal outlook. “I know that. That visceral, sudden sense of recognition when you see a work of art: that happens very rarely.” described Polly Staple, the director of London’s Chisenhale gallery in London, the first time she saw the video at Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Supplemented by a series of sculptures and a re-arrangement of a show the artist previously curated, this MoMA PS1project raises questions about digital culture’s impact on individuals as well as the society. Bringing together milestones from the artist’s diverse career, the exhibition is curated by Peter Eeley, Stuart Comer, Jocelyn Miller, and Oliver Shultz.