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Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte
Installation view of Bad Land at Josh Lilley, presenting Alex Da Corte

Artworks

The Breather by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Garlic Tip (after Bronzino’s Allegory of Love) by Alex Da Corte, 2017
White Storm by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Haymaker by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Whale by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Breeze by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Break by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Cross by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Cage by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Shoe by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Tongue by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Gossips 1 by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Gossips 2 by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Gossips 3 by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Gossips 4 by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Gossips 5 by Alex Da Corte, 2017
The Gossips 6 by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Land by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Sign by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Monster by Alex Da Corte, 2017
Bad Crown by Alex Da Corte, 2017

Alex Da Corte

Bad Land

17 November 2017 – 3 February 2018

Josh Lilley is pleased to present BAD LAND, Venezuelan-American artist Alex Da Corte's first full exhibition in the UK.

With an architectural refit of the four gallery spaces and three new films alongside sculptures and wall works in neon, smoke, haberdashery, commercial slat walls, vinyl siding and blown glass, BAD LAND is a narrative about the sliding scale of sovereignty, self-sufficiency and despair. It is both nakedly autobiographical and a portrait of tentative, aspirational coexistence. Following CAR WHORE (Wake, Detroit) and 1 O O O I S L A N D (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York), BAD LAND is the third exhibition of a trilogy, initiated in 2013, in which Da Corte appears as the rapper Eminem.

Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ, USA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. He has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York (2017); Secession, Vienna (2017); Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2017); MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (2017); Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2016); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2015); and ICA Philadelphia (with Jayson Musson, 2015). Recent notable group exhibitions include Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Illumination, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2016); and the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015). Da Corte lives and works in Philadelphia.