April 24, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisIt has been announced that British film director, screenwriter and producer, Steve McQueen will be showcasing his work at a London exhibition this year that coincides with the Frieze Art Fair.
McQueen is an artist and filmmaker who has recently won himself an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe for his film, 12 Years A Slave. Being praised for ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Motion Picture’ as a producer for the film was a few of many highlights for McQueen, as he has also been recognised as the first black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
This will be his first exhibition after his success of 12 Years A Slave and he will be revealing a piece called Ashes – ‘a film shot on super 8 with sound’ – and is specifically designed for projection in a gallery.
Later this year, Ashes will also be premiered as a single artwork in Tokyo, but in London it will be joined by a number of pieces that have been said to ‘further extend the range of McQueen’s enquiry into the image and image-making’.
The exhibition couldn’t have come at a greater time as it marks McQueen’s tenth anniversary of his solo show Into This World. This was his inaugural exhibition at the Thomas Dane Gallery back in 2004.
So, with Ashes being his first new piece of work since 12 Years A Slave, expectations do seem to be pretty high. What can you expect? You’ll have to come along to find out – The Thomas Dane Gallery from October 14th.
In the meantime, you can catch some of McQueen’s past work at exhibitions in London’s Tate, The Musee National d’Art Moderne – Paris, the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and in New York. Enjoy!
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