Barry McGee Shares His Retrospective with Others

Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive during his 2012 retrospective exhibition. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

Barry McGee at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive during his 2012 retrospective exhibition. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Bob Elfstrom.

“I tried to bring as many people as I could in here that deserve attention…to me it would be better as a massive group show.” —Barry McGee

Filmed in 2012, today’s Exclusive features artist Barry McGee discussing the work of family, friends, and a younger generation of street artists that he included in his retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Though these artists are not as well-known as McGee, their work is displayed with equal prominence. This democratic approach to making and displaying art is a defining characteristic of McGee’s street and studio practices. Watch the video below:

McGee’s self-titled retrospective has traveled from BAM/PFA to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston where it is on view until September 2, 2013.

Contributor
Ian Forster is Art21's associate producer. He joined the staff in October 2009, first working on William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and subsequently Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. In addition to his work on Art21′s broadcast programming for PBS, Forster oversees the Web video series Exclusive and Artist to Artist and is deeply involved with New York Close Up.
  1. donpachi says:

    Thanks Art21 for this. look forward to next one!

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