© Gillian Wearing
"Self Portrait", 2000
Chromogenic development print
Photo courtesy of Maureen Paley Interim Art, London


Gillian Wearing
Mass Observation


Gillian Wearing has emerged as one of the foremost British artists of her generation, creating video installations and photographic works that explore the strange humor and wrenching tragedy of everyday life. Winner of Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize in 1997, Wearing has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally.

Her work often uses the techniques of documentary films and television to frame alternately unsettling, disturbing, comical, and unpredictable actions and words of various people drawn from the general populace of London. The MCA exhibition will be the first solo museum exhibition of Wearing's work in the United States, presenting a survey of her photography and video work from 1996 to 2002. Gillian Wearing is organized by MCA Associate Curator Dominic Molon.

This exhibition is generously supported by Margot and George Greig, Robert and Sylvie Fitzpatrick, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and The British Council.

Air transportation is provided by American Airlines, the official airline of the Museum of Contemporary Art.


October 19, 2002–January 19, 2003
Hours: We-Su 10 am - 5 pm, Tu 10 am - 8 pm


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