Mark Wallinger

Angel
Feb 15, 2015–Jan 3, 2016

Mark Wallinger (British, b. 1959), Angel, 1997. Video with sound; 7 minutes 20 seconds. Denver Art Museum; Gift of Polly and Mark Addison, 2010.430. Image: © The artist; courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery.

Closed: February 15, 2015–Jan 3, 2016
Hamilton Building - Level 4

Angel is a video that explores the theme of religion and features Wallinger playing Blind Faith, his sightless alter ego. The artist is seen repeatedly reciting—backwards—the first five verses of St. John's Gospel from the King James version of the Bible. The spectator is asked to consider religious belief in a realm beyond the visible.

In 2009 Mark Wallinger was chosen to design the largest public artwork ever commissioned in Great Britain. He has shown at the Tate (2007), the Centre Pompidou (2007), and the Whitechapel Gallery (2001), among others. His work is held by the Tate Gallery in London and the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas.