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A visually rich book exploring the life and work of Steve McQueen - the companion book to an exhibition at the Tate
Steve McQueen is one of the most important artists, film-makers and screenwriters working today. Over the last 25 years he has been hugely influential in expanding the way in which artists work with film. He has also authored some of the most seminal works of moving image designed for gallery-based presentation, as well as four films for cinematic release, Hunger (2008), Shame (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Widows (2018).
This publication brings together all the immersive video and film installations he has made since 2000. It includes large-scale video installations including Caribs' Leap/Western Deep (2002), alongside more recent films such as Ashes (2002-15), as well as the premiering new work. For those new to McQueen the book includes a brief but informative overview of his career to date, in the form of an interview between the artist and renowned critic Okwei Enwezor, together with text focusing on new works and his current practice in art and filmmaking, which provides a unique and personal review of his output.
Further essays will focus more deeply and directly on McQueen's artworks in relation to film, black cinema, queer cinema and the sociopolitical context of black British issues and within black diaspora, providing new insight and critical assessment of his work.
- Author: Clara Kim, Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art at Tate.
- Paperback: 176 pages | 120 colour illustrations
- Date published: February 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1849766784
- Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 21.0 cm