Patrick Staff Opening

The IMA is pleased to present a major film installation by artist Patrick Staff, The Foundation, co-commissioned with Chisenhale Gallery, London; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and Spike Island, Bristol. The exhibition opens on Saturday, 8 August. From 5 to 6pm, there will be a preview for IMA members. From 6 to 8pm, everyone is welcome.

Art Opening previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 08 August 2015 to Saturday 08 August 2015

Patrick Staff Opening image

Published by Institute of Modern Art on Thursday 23 July 2015.
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In The Foundation, Staff explores queer intergenerational relationships negotiated through historical materials. The film combines footage shot at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles – home to the archive of the erotic artist and gay icon and a community of people that care for it – with choreographic sequences shot within a specially constructed set.

Patrick Staff is an artist based in London, UK, and Los Angeles, USA. Selected exhibitions, screenings, and performances include Scaffold see Scaffold, The Showroom, London; Art Turning Left, Tate Liverpool; L’Heure Des Sorcieres, Le Quartier, France (all 2014); Mental effort Before Action: 1-5A-5B, South London Gallery; A Factory As It Might Be (Bournville), International Project Space, Birmingham; Society is a Workshop, Banff Centre, Canada (all 2013); Chewing Gum for the Social Body, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London (2012). Staff took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme in 2010/11 and was the inaugural White Building/Lux Collection Residency artist (2014).