In 2020 Tate Modern will present the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s artwork in the UK for 20 years
Steve McQueen is one of the most important artists, film-makers and screenwriters working today. Over the last 25 years McQueen has been influential in expanding the way in which artists work with film. He has been the author of some of the most seminal works of moving image designed for gallery-based presentation, as well as four films for cinematic release, Hunger (2008), Shame (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Widows (2018).
McQueen’s works are poignant provocative portraits of time and place, which turn his unflinching eye to urgent contemporary issues.
This exhibition will bring together the immersive video and film installations he has made since 2000. It will include large-scale video installations including Caribs’ Leap/Western Deep 2002, alongside recent films such as Ashes 2002–15, as well as the premiere of new work.