Mark Leckey

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This book, accompanying Leckey’s first major show at Tate, combines newly commissioned writing with artist’s scripts for performances, and illustrates his previous work as well as the intriguing sources of inspiration for this powerful, immersive new exhibition.

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Clarrie Wallis

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Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey is one of the most influential contemporary artists working today. Since he came to prominence in the late 1990s, Leckey’s practice has addressed the radical effect of technology on popular culture and has powerfully articulated thetransition from analogue to digital culture.

His work is often concerned with under-represented or overlooked aspects of British culture and explores ideas about both collective and personal history. For example, the film ‘Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore’ 1999 uses sampled footage to trace dance subcultures in British nightclubs from the 1970s to the 1990s, while ‘Dream English Kid, 1964-1999 AD’ 2015 focuses on key episodes in his ownlife, constructed from ‘found memories’ sourced primarily from the internet.

This book, accompanying Leckey’s first major show at Tate, combines newly commissioned writing with artist’s scripts for performances, and illustrates his previous work as well as the intriguing sources ofinspiration for this powerful, immersive new exhibition.

Additional information

Weight 484 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 28.9 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 25 November 2019
Number of pages 128
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.9 x 28.9 cm
Weight 484 g
Clarrie Wallis is Senior Curator of Contemporary British Art at Tate.