The Cincinnati Art Museum presents a major exhibition featuring British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing whose work is regarded as among the most significant artistic statement of our time. Since her emergence in the 1990's London art scene, Wearing has taken as her subject nothing less than the experience of being human. Her photographs and videos illuminate unspoken dimensions of our most common relationships and acts, shedding light on the ways we inhabit personae and expose or conceal our inner most thoughts and desires. Life: Gillian Wearing is a concise selection of the artist's iconic lens-based works along with several new projects receiving their world premiere in Cincinnati.Wearing, who won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was appointed O.B.E. in 2011 for services to art, is best known for documenting strangers' thoughts and confessions through film and photography as well as representing herself as other artists or family members through the use of masks and elaborate staging. The video installations and still photographs on view chart new territory in the artist's engagement with identity, self-revelation and contemporary media culture, exploring tensions between public and private life, the drive to tell our own secrets and know the secrets of others, and the blurred line between documentation and a constructed point of view. Generously supported by
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