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Marc Quinn: Life Support

The South Bank Show, 1990

Year: 2020, 53 mins
Code: AH-MarcLife

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Marc Quinn is a contemporary visual artist known as one of the Young British Artists, a group that emerged in London in the late 1980s to become among the most successful artists of their generation. 

This documentary is a 2000 collaboration between Quinn and director Gerald Fox for the South Bank Show, following Quinn and his team as they are setting up a major exhibition.

With specially composed music by Massive Attack.

Marc Quinn (British, born 1964) is a leading contemporary artist. He first came to prominence in the early 1990s, when he and several peers redefined what it was to make and experience contemporary art.

Marc Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world – whether it concerns Man’s relationship with nature and how that is mediated by human desire; or what identity and beauty mean and why people are compelled to transform theirs; or representing current, social history in his work. His work also connects frequently and meaningfully with art history, from Modern masters right back to antiquity.

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