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"Mark Wallinger: Credo"
2000-10-20 until 2000-12-23
UK United Kingdom
This mid-career retrospective exhibition of Mark Wallinger's work is the most
comprehensive to date, and brings together a selection of his work in all media from the
past fifteen years. The exhibition includes work previously unseen in this country as well
as a major new video installation, Cave.
Wallinger came to prominence in Britain in the 1980s and has since earned an
international reputation. He was nominated for the 1995 Turner Prize and recently
completed a new piece of work, Ecce Homo, for Trafalgar Square, London. Wallinger will
represent Britain at the 2001 Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art .
Wallinger's practice has developed from painting in the mid-1980s, to encompass
photography, video, sculpture and installation work in the 1990s. A strong element of
political satire and moral commentary underlines his practice and links him to an
eighteenth century tradition, exemplified by the work of Hogarth, Gillray and Rowlandson.
Cave is a FACT commission in collaboration with Tate Liverpool made possible with
financial support from the Arts Council of England's National Touring Programme and
North West Arts Board.