Michael Landy artist talk
Celebrated British artist Michael Landy discusses his past and upcoming work in association with Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Michael Landy is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), a group of artists who achieved critical fame for their shock tactics and use of everyday materials in the 1990s. Landy is known especially for his performance and installation Break Down 2001, in which he systematically destroyed all his personal possessions. His work examines what we value and what we discard, consumerism and waste, and human labour and its worth. In this talk, he will discuss his practice and his works in the John Kaldor Family Collection.
Michael Landy The consuming paradox 1999 (detail) John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales © Michael Landy. Courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery, London