Patrick Staff: On Venus

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

8 Nov 2019 to 9 Feb 2020

Patrick Staff:
On Venus

Admission Free

For their newly commissioned exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries, Patrick Staff presents their most ambitious work to date: On Venus is a site-specific installation exploring structural violence, registers of harm and the corrosive effects of acid, blood and hormones through architectural intervention, video and print.

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Through a varied and interdisciplinary body of work, Patrick Staff interrogates notions of discipline, dissent, labour and the queer identity. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Staff’s work cites the ways in which history, technology, capitalism and the law have fundamentally transformed the social constitution of our bodies today, with a particular focus on gender, debility and biopolitics.

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Patrick Staff, Weed Killer, video still, 2017, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.

Patrick Staff, Weed Killer, video still, 2017, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.

Patrick Staff, The Foundation, video still, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles

The Foundation, video still, 2015, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles

Patrick Staff, Bathing

Patrick Staff, Bathing, 2018 courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles

Patrick Staff

Patrick Staff, ​The Prince of Homburg, 2019 Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth & Council 

Patrick Staff, Prince's Chain, 2019, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.

Patrick Staff, Prince's Chain, 2019, courtesy of the artist and Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.