Martin Creed: What's the point of it?

Wednesday 29 January 2014 - Monday 5 May 2014

A survey of Martin Creed's playful, thought-provoking art.

Over the past two and a half decades British artist Martin Creed has pursued an extraordinary path by confounding the traditional categories of art.

Winner of the 2001 Turner Prize, Creed is recognised around the world for his minimalistic approach that strips away the unnecessary, but preserves an abundance of wit, humour and surprise.

Crossing all artistic media and including music, his art transforms everyday materials and actions into surprising meditations on existence and the invisible structures that shape our lives. This exhibition will be the first major survey of Martin Creed's work, from its most minimal moments and extravagant room-sized installations. Martin Creed was born in Wakefield in 1968 and currently lives and works in London.

★★★★★ (Metro)

‘Full of 25 years’ worth of improbably, witty, uplifting art’ (The Observer)

So joyous... I urge everybody to go’ (BBC’s The Review Show)

This exhibition includes work containing nudity, bodily functions and some adult content. During busier periods visitors may be required to queue in order to enter some installations.

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Images:

Martin Creed, Work No. 200 Half the air in a given space, 1998 (detail). © the artist, courtesy Il Giardino dei Lauri. Image courtesy the artist

Martin Creed, Work No. 88 A sheet of A4 paper crumpled into a ball, 1995. © the artist. Image courtesy the artist

Martin Creed, Work No. 629, 2007. © the artist. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, photo: Mike Bruce

Martin Creed, Work No. 264 Two protrusions from a wall, 2001. © the artist. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, photo: Chris Kendall

Martin Creed, Work No. 1092 MOTHERS, 2011. © the artist. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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