Paul McCarthy is among the most important and influential artists of his generation in the US. His reputation is that of a critical analyst of a mass media and consumer-driven American society. Since 2000, he has collaborated closely with his son Damon McCarthy (b. 1973) on a number of complex performative video installations, such as “Caribbean Pirates” (2001-2005), “F-Fort Party” (2005), “Piccadilly Circus” and “Bunker Basement” (both 2003).
In 2007, Hauser & Wirth staged an exhibition featuring a series of photo portfolios related to the large-scale projects Paul and Damon McCarthy produced in recent years. We have now remastered and reedited the footage, so that we can now republish it in the resolution it was filmed in. It’s the 62nd episode in our VTV Classics (r3) series.
VTV Classics (r3) highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. Back then published in Standard Definition, these classics are now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition.
Paul McCarthy / Damon McCarthy: Portfolios (March 31 – May 26, 2007), Hauser & Wirth Zürich, impressions from the opening, March 30, 2007.
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Complete video (13:01 min.):