Rachel Maclean, DUCK, film still, 2023, © Rachel Maclean

Rachel Maclean

Opening: 12. July, 7 pm
Duration: 13.07. – 13.10.2024

Curated by Dr. Nadia Ismail

This July, the Scottish artist Rachel Maclean (*1987 Edinburgh, GB; lives in Glasgow, GB) will transform the Kunsthalle Giessen into a ‘walk-in’ Gesamtkunstwerk. Her multimedia practice centres around virtual realities, deepfakes and photographic techniques that she employs in order to bring garish, fantastical narratives to life. Fuelled by politics and pop culture, Maclean develops satirical societal parodies that address digitalisation, gender and capitalism. Opulent and elaborately staged, the artist creates immersive environments and paintings in which the lines between the two-dimensional and tangible space become blurred. Maclean uses her deepfakes to negotiate current issues such as the consumption of news from unverified sources.
 
She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Tate Britain, London; Trade Gallery, Nottingham; Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel and Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, among others. She also represented Scotland at the 57th Biennale di Venezia in 2017.
 
There are plans to publish a catalogue in collaboration with the Kunstpalais Erlangen.