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