Hauser & Wirth Zürich presents an exhibition of new work from Martin Creed, which opens on 29 August 2015. Featuring works made in wood, plastic, neon, wool, canvas and carpet tiles, the exhibition highlights Creed’s innovative approach to a broad range of materials and his ongoing fascination with the commonplace.
‘You can’t separate anything from peoples’ experience of it, and since people are living beings who, who, who die, you know, err… it basically means nothing is ever the same, you know, from moment to moment. So I, so I think that that, so thinking about that got me into thinking, oh, I should, I need to make work in the light of that. And so, and I think that got me into making a lot of work that does change, that is, that is basically like a live event. But that comes from thinking that everything is a live event, you know. A painting on a wall is a live event, because the painting is only on the wall if people are looking at it and, sort of, realising that it’s on the wall, you know. And so the combination of the painting and the people: that’s a live event…’
– Martin Creed
In conjunction with the exhibition, Creed has developed a number of wall paintings which are presented in the public space of the Löwenbräu. Like all works by Creed, these wall paintings are subordinated to strict rules and executed by commercial paint rollers. The stripes match exactly with the width of the paint rollers and cover 50% of the wall.
WHERE Hauser & Wirth, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zurich
WHEN 29 Aug – 31 Oct 2015
About the artist:
Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, England in 1968 and grew up in Glasgow. He lives and works in London and Alicudi, Italy. He has exhibited extensively worldwide, and in 2001 he won the Turner Prize for ‘Work No. 227 The lights going on and off’. Recent major solo exhibition and projects include Kunsthalle Vogelmann, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany (2015); Hayward Gallery, London, England (2014); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA (2013); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT (2013); ‘Work No. 202’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (2012); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL (2012); ‘Work No. 1059’, The Scotsman Steps, Edinburgh, Scotland (2011); Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX (2011); ‘Things’, The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland (2010); ‘Work No. 409’, Royal Festival Hall Elevator, London, England (2010); ‘Work No. 245’, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (2009); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2009); and the Duveens Commission, Tate Britain, London (2008).
Caption of the featured image (detail): Work No. 2157, 2015. Wool, 145 x 142 x 1 cm.
All images courtesy of Hauser & Wirth Zurich