London: Michael Craig-Martin – Transience

Michael Craig-Martin

To kick start 2016 with colourful artworks, the Serpentine Gallery is currently hosting  the first solo show of British artist Michael Craig-Martin in a London public institution since 1989.

Entitled ‘Transience‘, the exhibition gathers  works from 1981 to 2015, including his era-defining colourful representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation.

From the earliest work in the show, a wall drawing first produced in 1981 (the same year that the first personal computer was made available), to a painting from 2014 that depicts the minimal lines of an iPhone, Craig-Martin’s work has recorded the profound impact that electronic technology has had on the way we consume and communicate.

The exhibition explores the seismic shift from analogue processes to digital technologies that informed the production and distribution of new kinds of objects in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Michael Craig-Martin
Transience
Until 14 Feb 2016
Serpentine Gallery
London

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