Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999) began making films at the age of 25, with his first big feature The Killing in 1956. Over the following four decades, he directed cinema classics such as Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.
Kubrick did not allow himself to be controlled by Hollywood studios, delivering films of pertinence and power, sometimes of controversy and always of originality across genres, inspiring future generations of film makers and artists alike.
This exhibition explores the impact of one of the most innovative and influential film makers of all time through some of today’s most talented artists. Brought together by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist, DJ and lifelong Kubrick fan, James Lavelle, the artists have each provided a new or existing work inspired by Stanley Kubrick. Responding to a film, scene, character or theme from the Kubrick archives, or even the man himself, together they bring new perspectives on a cinematic master’s life and work.
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Carl Craig / Charlotte Colbert / Chris Levine / Christiane Kubrick / David Nicholson / Dexter Navy / Doug Foster / Doug Aitken / Futura / Gavin Turk / Harland Miller / Haroon Mirza & Anish Kapoor / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / Invader / Jamie Shovlin / Jane & Louise Wilson / Jason Shulman / Jocelyn Pook / John Isaacs & James Lavelle with Azzi Glasser / Jonas Burgert / Joseph Kosuth / Julian Rosefeldt / Keaton Henson / Koen Vanmechelen / Marc Quinn / Mark Karasick / Mat Chivers / Mat Collishaw / Max Richter / Michael Nyman / Mick Jones / Nancy Fouts / Nathan Coley / Norbert Schoerner / Paul Fryer / Paul Insect / Peter Kennard / Philip Castle / Philip Shepherd / Pink Twins / Polly Morgan / Rachel Howard / Rut Blees Luxemburg / Samantha Morton & Douglas Hart / Sarah Lucas/ Seamus Farrell / Stuart Haygarth / Thomas Bangalter / Toby Dye / Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones