Steve McQueen in Milan


“Sunshine State” will present an immersive experience of Steve McQueen’s unique visual language. His work always aimed at understanding and penetrating reality and the deepest meaning of existence. The six films and one sculpture in the exhibition are among the most important of McQueen’s career, representing free narrative models and unexpected points of view on wide-ranging, intersectional aspects of historical and contemporary social contexts.
Turner Prize winning artist and Oscar winning filmmaker Steve McQueen will present an exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan from 31 March – 31 July 2022.
Featuring works from across McQueen’s career, presented across the Navate space and the exterior of Pirelli HangarBicocca, the exhibition will also include the world premiere of the new video installation – a work that has been in the artist’s mind for more than twenty years, and commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2022.
“Sunshine State” is curated by Vicente Todolí and , organized in collaboration with Tate Modern London. The exhibition was first presented at Tate Modern in 2020 where it was curated by Clara Kim, The Daskalopoulous Senior Curator, International Art and Fiontan Moran, Assistant Curator, International Art.
Lauded as one of the most important contemporary artists and filmmakers, Steve McQueen (London, 1969; lives and works in London and Amsterdam) has had a major influence on the way film is used and exhibited. Taking a radical look at the human condition, its dramas and fragility, McQueen’s touching and thought-provoking work asks important questions about urgent issues, such as the construction of identity, belonging, and the right to freedom.


by Alain Chivilò