Duncan Campbell @ Wiels .Brussels

Duncan Campbell @ Wiels | Brussels
26.01 - 26.03.2017
Curator: Dirk Snauwaert
Opening: 25.01.2017 at 19:30

WIELS presents the first major exhibition in Belgium by Duncan Campbell (b. 1972). Irish-born, Glasgow-based artist Campbell is best known for his documentary films. He was the recipient of the 2014 Turner Prize, to which he contributed with his seminal film It for Others, originally made for the Scottish Pavilion at Venice Biennial (2013), and which is a central work of this exhibition.
Campbell uses archival material as a tool to research subjects, biographies and histories and to reflect upon the “truth” or factual evidence of information. By mixing archival footage and new material, he questions and challenges the documentary form.

short bio 
Duncan Campbell (born 1972) is an Irish video artist, based in Glasgow. He was the winner of the 2014 Turner Prize. Campbell was born in Dublin, and studied at the University of Ulster (BA, 1996) and the Glasgow School of Art (MFA, 1998). In 2008, he was awarded the Bâloise Prize. In 2013, Campbell was one of the three artists chosen to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale. On 1 December 2014, it was announced that he had won the 2014 Turner Prize. Campbell took the prize for his video work "It for Others" – a work that reflects on African art and includes a dance sequence inspired by Karl Marx.

Image: Duncan Campbell, It for Others, 2013. Courtesy the artist, LUX and Rodeo Gallery, London

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