Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) opening tomorrow in London
The exhibition of recent works by artist Candice Breitz MadonnaTribe reported about in the past weeks opens tomorrow at the White Cube gallery in London and Madonna fans are excited to see the final result of “Queen“, the tribute project Breitz recorded in Milan last month with the contribution of many fans n from the Italian forum of MadonnaTribe who performed a very unique “Immaculate Collection” sing-along.
Pirate, composer and DJ, Candice Breitz uses darkly humorous, often subversive tactics to strike out at stereotypes and visual conventions in popular culture. Breitz’s acclaimed two-part video installation “Mother + Father” will be shown downstairs at White Cube while upstairs Breitz will present her brand new thirty-channel video installation entitled “Queen (A Portrait of Madonna)“.
The third in a series of intended “portraits” of the music that forms the soundtrack of her generation, here Breitz explores the influence of pop phenomenon Madonna. Individually filming thirty hardcore yet eclectic Italian Madonna fans singing their way through the greatest hits album Immaculate Collection, she assembles their heartfelt performances – shot in screen-test mode – into a choral grid in which moments of incidental harmony emerge from the general cacophony.
The current exhibition and its accompanying publication with an interview between the artist and White Cube curator Louise Neri, has been planned in association with Sonnabend Gallery, New York and Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan.
The Candice Breitz exhibition runs at White Cube in London from September 07 to October 08, 2005, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.00am to 6.00pm