“A tawdry downtown Magic Club – all unholy reds and phosphorescent greens – where Madonna and Rosanna Arquette finally meet: ‘Nice work, stranger.’ Or the slow nocturnal crawl of backseat shadows crossing the face of drugdealer Willem Dafoe, out on a run. Or an avenging Terence Stamp fractured between opal LA twilight and lamplit-caramel motel nights. These images, from the first films I remember shot by Ed Lachman, still stain my memory. And the vow I made to myself that someday maybe I too could join forces with this sorcerer of light and alchemist of color.” (Todd Haynes)
The American artist Ian Cheng is the recipient of the Award for the Filmic Oeuvre, bestowed by the Espace Louis Vuitton within the framework of the film festival KINO DER KUNST. His monographic exhibition is part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s ongoing “Hors-les-murs” program, which introduces previously unseen artworks from its collection to a broad audience.