Martin Creed: The Back Door at Thompson Arts Center at Park Avenue Armory, June 8 – August 7, 2016

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

“Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed takes over Park Avenue Armory’s entire first floor—from its expansive Wade Thompson Drill Hall and adjacent bunkers, to its historic period rooms and corridors—with the largest U.S. survey of his work and the most extensive single-artist installation at the Armory to date. The Back Door features a series of sculptural interventions, installations, and performances, including the first complete showing of Creed’s films and video works and a major new commission for the Armory’s drill hall.” —  Park Avenue Armory

“Working across media, Martin strips away the unnecessary to reveal surprisingly human meditations of the structures that shape our lives, often with great humor and poignancy. He has conceived a deeply layered experience for the Armory that engages and, indeed sometimes provokes, all of the senses. This survey will be profoundly revelatory for American audiences who have not yet had the opportunity to experience Martin’s work at such a comprehensive level,” said curator Tom Eccles.

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Performance stage for Martin Creed, his band and special guests in the Board of Officers Room.

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Selection of works in various media, 2010 – 2015 in the Board of Officers Room.

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Selection of works in various media, 2010 – 2015 in the Board of Officers Room.

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Work No. 200, Half the air in a given space, 1998, in the Colonel’s Reception Room.

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Work No. 200, Half the air in a given space, 1998, in the Colonel’s Reception Room.

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Installation view of works in the North Corridor and the Field and Staff Room.

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Installation view of works in the Field and Staff Room.

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Installation view of works in the Field and Staff Room.

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Right: Work No. 569, Slamming Piano, 2006 in the Veterans Room.

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Installation view of the Veterans Room. Center: Work No. 569, Slamming Piano, 2006.

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Installation view of works in the Library.

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Installation view of works in the Library.

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Works No. 2723 – 2728 in Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

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Work No. 2721, Shutters opening and closing, 2016, in Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory. Curated by Tom Eccles and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.