The Serpentine Gallery in London to Show "Mark Leckey ~ See We Assemble"

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artwork: Mark Leckey - "Untitled (Little Richard, Prince Albert, Pouter)", 2003 - Installation in three parts - dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Cabinet Gallery, London © 2011 Mark Leckey. On view at the Serpentine Gallery in London.


London.- From May 19th until June 26th, the Serpentine Gallery presents a new exhibition conceived by Mark Leckey. In a multi-disciplinary practice that encompasses sculpture, sound, film and performance, Leckey explores the potential of the human imagination to appropriate and to animate a concept, an object or an environment. Drawing on his personal experiences as a London-based artist, who spent his formative years in the north of England, Leckey returns frequently to the themes of desire and transformation. Leckey’s fascination with the affective power of images is another recurring theme. Meticulously sourced and reconfigured archival footage is a predominant feature of some of his best-known works.