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RACHEL MACLEAN: Spite Your Face

RACHEL MACLEAN: Spite Your Face

The exhibition by Scottish artist Rachel Maclean (b. 1987) is comprised of a video installation, at the heart of which is the film entitled Spite Your Face (2017, 37 minutes). The protagonist of the film is Pic, a young Pinocchio-like character, who climbs out of the gutter to the heights of society, enjoying the fruits of fame and fortune, until he inevitably sinks back into the place he came from. Pic paves his way up with lies, and his gilded Pinocchio nose, lengthens accordingly. The film is constructed as a bitter-sweet fable, grotesque and terrifying, about reality in the post-truth era, painted in colors of blue and gold. Aided by digital manipulation, the artist herself portrays all the characters with impressive virtuosity.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the generous support of Outset and Marc Worth

OPENING DATE:

Monday 18 November 2019

CLOSING DATE:

Saturday 09 May 2020

LOCATION:

Rebecca and Joseph Meyerhoff Pavilion, Lower Level

CURATOR:

Ruth Direktor

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  • From Spite Your Face, 2017, video, 37 min, courtesy of the artist
  • From Spite Your Face, 2017, video, 37 min, courtesy of the artist
  • From Spite Your Face, 2017, video, 37 min, courtesy of the artist