Projects 62: Steve McQueen

Nov 25, 1997–Feb 10, 1998


Steve McQueen. Deadpan. 1997. 16mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent). Fractional and promised gift of Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner. © 2016 Steve McQueen. Used by permission

Steve McQueen’s new film/video work Deadpan (1997), created for this Projects exhibition, shot from dramatic angles, with closeups and bird’s-eye views, whose resulting rhythm of monochromatic shapes distances the viewer from the narrative of the event.

  • This exhibition is part of The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series.


    • Projects 62 : Steve McQueen : the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 28, 1997-January 13, 1998 Out of print, 6 pages
    • Press release 2 pages
    • Press release 2 pages



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