'ALL SYSTEMS FAIL', Deichtorhallen Hamburg
May 3 – August 20, 2023

Deichtorhallen Hamburg presents a major survey exhibition of the artist Sarah Morris, spanning 30 years of her artistic practice. Since the 1990s, Morris has created an extensive body of paintings, films, site-specific murals, and sculptures that reflect her interest in networks, typologies, globalization, architecture, and the chain of cities in which she embeds her work.

Featuring over 50 paintings, Sarah Morris's entire cinematic oeuvre, film posters, drawings from major museums and private collections from Europe and the United States, and architectural models of her site-specific installations, the exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of Sarah Morris's practice, ranging from her early works from the 1990s to her most recent series Sound Graphs.

It is the first retrospective exhibition organized with the artist, utilizing all aspects of her work and innovative LED technologies to create a comprehensive, immersive environment of paintings and films.

Morris views her paintings as self-generating, open to interpretation, movement, and change, giving the viewer a heightened sense that they are part of a larger system.

In her films, made in parallel with the paintings, Morris explores the psychogeography and dynamic nature of cities in transition through the layered and fragmented narratives they contain. The situations in which the artist places herself and viewers reflect the hierarchies in which we live. Morris uniquely plays with the contradiction of our complicity with structures on both the macro and micro levels.

Curated by Dirk Luckow, Director of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg


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