Hailed by The New York Times as a “ribald, pop-culture-obsessed provocateur”, Paul McCarthy unveils his largest installation in the U.S. to date, which continues his ongoing exploration of American myths and icons.
Drawing inspiration from Grimm fairytales and centuries-old mythologies of woodlands, WS weaves together a massive, fantastical forest with towering trees, two off-scale houses, equipment and props from classic film-sets, and layers of film and sound. The result is a mind-bending, immersive experience.
One of the most influential of his generation, McCarthy is known for challenging, visceral work in a variety of mediums – from performance, photography, video and installation, to sculpture, drawing, and painting – and scales ranging from tiny to monumental. Playing on popular illusions, delusions, and cultural myths, his work is created to deliberately confuse codes, mix high and low culture, and provoke an analysis of our fundamental beliefs.
This exhibition contains content that visitors may find challenging and unsuitable for children.