360 Speaker Series: Martin Creed
November 16, 2019
Martin Creed is known for winning the Turner Prize in 2001 with Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off, and over the following years for many works involving live music, dance and the use of words in the form of word-sculptures, talks and songs. For this program, Creed presents a new one-person show, Getting Changed, which is part talk, part concert, part cabaret. It is the follow-up to the show Words & Music which he did at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and has played around the world.
Some of the themes of the new show are borders both personal and national, communication in the form of clothes, and words as clothes for feelings, all put together live in Martin's responsive freestyle way.
Part of Martin Creed's Getting Changed - Anti-Clockwise U.S. Tour 2019/2020.
Open to the public. $10 for Non-Members (includes museum admission). Free for Members. Free for Students with ID. Complimentary wine reception with RSVP.
Martin Creed Biography
Born in Yorkshire and raised in Glasgow, Martin Creed came to prominence in 2001 when he won the Turner prize with ‘Work 227: The lights going on and off’. This controversial work involved the lights in an empty gallery being switched on and off at intervals, and is typical of the playful and understated nature of Creed’s work. His practice has been described as ‘a series of exercises in awareness,’ using commonplace materials and minimal intervention to draw to our attention things that we might otherwise overlook. Using materials as diverse as paper, music, air, light and text, experience is often key to understanding Creed’s work. He asserts that his art is ‘50% about what I make and 50% about what other people make of it.’
Presenting Sponsor of 360: Martha and Max Wells.
The 360 videography project is supported by Suzanne and Ansel Aberly: this support enables digital recording of all 360 Speaker Series programs and the creation of an online archive for learners of all ages.