Mark Wallinger

'Mark Wallinger'

The SCAD Museum of Art presents 'Mark Wallinger,' a solo exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger. Throughout his career, the artist has produced an astonishingly cohesive, yet stylistically diverse body of work. Wallinger moves effortlessly between mediums with equal mastery and precision, his ideas often taking the form of installations, paintings, moving images, sculptures and text-based works, among others.

Mark Wallinger painting for SCAD Museum of Art exhibition
Mark Wallinger, "id Paintings," 2015. Installation view, 'MARK WALLINGER MARK,' Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Mark Wallinger. Photographer: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO studio.

Specially conceived for the SCAD Museum of Art, 'Mark Wallinger' is an exhibition by and about the artist, which presents a constellation of works from 2003 to 2018. Using mirrorings and conceptual unfoldings, bouncing from perception to action and from subject to object, the artist explores the complexities and nuances of the self. The title of the exhibition itself presents a mirroring of the artist’s name, signaling toward one of his most ambitious recent projects, the id Paintings. A series of large-scale, black-and-white paintings that have a relationship to his height and arm span, each painting is defined by the artist’s body and movement becoming a unique Rorschach test-styled image. 

In dialogue with a large selection of the id Paintings, a selection of recent artworks in the exhibition delicately interweave references to literature, the subconscious and the simultaneity of presence and absence.

About the artist

Mark Wallinger’s artworks are poignant and multifaceted, related to ideas of power, reality, religion, class and authority. His works are characterized for their conceptual rigor and the capacity to embody a multitude of references while simultaneously conveying an apparent simplicity and a sense of humor. Wallinger reveals the other side of things, the complex negotiations happening within the realm of the obvious, by subtle gestures of signaling, highlighting or removing elements of the everyday. More recently, the artist has delved into a more profound exploration of identity and the notion of the self. This search has been guiding Wallinger’s practice from one project to the next actively finding resonances between systems of organizing the self — systems related to social, political or even psychological spheres.

Credits

'Mark Wallinger' is curated by Humberto Moro, curator of SCAD exhibitions.

Museum Admission

The exhibition is free for museum members and SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

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