Martin Creed

Martin Creed

Martin Creed, Work No. 2656: Understanding, 2016. Digital film, 3 min. 11 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts

The long-awaited first solo exhibition in Kansai by Martin Creed

Martin Creed’s artworks are always moving. He takes everyday items, stationery, and so on, and arranges them in rows or piles to create an accentuated sense of repetition and regulation, and beat out a kind of rhythm. He is also a musician and songwriter with his own band for over 20 years. For Creed, making music and making visual art are one and the same, born out of the desire somehow to interact with the world. This is Creed’s first solo exhibition in Kansai. With a focus on his latest video works, it features a range of theatrical artworks closely related to Work No. 1020 (Ballet), which is also part of the official Kyoto Experiment program. Audiences have the rare opportunity to experience both an exhibition and performance showcasing the essence of Creed’s work.

Martin Creed, Work No. 2656: Understanding, 2016. Digital film, 3 min. 11 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 2656: Understanding, 2016. Digital film, 3 min. 11 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 2656: Understanding, 2016. Digital film, 3 min. 11 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 2656: Understanding, 2016. Digital film, 3 min. 11 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 1701: Walking film (with “You Return”), 2013. Digital film, 4 min. 36 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 1701: Walking film (with “You Return”), 2013. Digital film, 4 min. 36 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 1701: Walking film (with “You Return”), 2013. Digital film, 4 min. 36 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 1701: Walking film (with “You Return”), 2013. Digital film, 4 min. 36 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts Martin Creed, Work No. 1701: Walking film (with “You Return”), 2013. Digital film, 4 min. 36 sec. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. Installation view at Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, October 22–November 27, 2016. Photo by Takeru Koroda, courtesy of Kyoto City University of Arts
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2016 AUTUMN
DATES
10.22(Sat)-11.27(Sun)
VENUE
Kyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY @KCUA
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Martin Creed

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Martin Creed (b. 1968, Wakefield, England) lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions of his work have been recently presented at Park Avenue Armory, New York (2016); the Hayward Gallery, London (2014); Tate Britain, London (2013); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2013); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012); MAMAC, France (2011); and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2010). He was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 2001 for Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off. An accomplished musician, he has released several albums including Thoughts Lined Up (2016), Mind Trap (2014), Chicago (2012), and Love to You (2012). His work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He studied at Slade School of Fine Art in London. Creed is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Hauser & Wirth.

Produced byKyoto City University of Arts ART GALLERY@KCUA, Kyoto Experiment
Supported byPola Art Foundation
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  • Martin Creed, Work No. 1020 (Ballet), 2016, Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI. Photo by Yuki Moriya

    Martin Creed

    Work No. 1020 (Ballet)