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 a producer at ART21. He joined the staff in October 2009, first working on ART21 William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and subsequently ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6 and Season 7. In addition to his work on ART21′s broadcast programming for PBS, Forster oversees the Web video series ART21 Exclusive and ART21 Artist to Artist.
  1. donpachi says:

    Thanks Art21 for this. look forward to next one!

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