Paul McCarthy: Innocence,installation view,M WOODS 2018.© Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy: Innocence
March 17 - June 17, 2018

M WOODS is proud to present a solo exhibition by American master Paul McCarthy (b. 1945), a veteran of the Los Angeles scene and hugely influential to scores of artists across the world. McCarthy has dedicated his career to experimental practices, examining the shortfalls of conventional language and shining a light on the dark side of contemporary culture — specifically consumerism and mainstream media as they are experienced in America.



McCarthy’s 50 years of artmaking have seen him work in nearly every conceivable medium, from painting and sculpture, to performance, video, feature-length film and recently virtual reality. The medium of video at once preserves and informs McCarthy's performances and other creative endeavors, serving as a core part of his practice. For the exhibition at M WOODS, the artist has chosen to present a survey of video, which he has worked with since the beginning and consistently returned to over the course of his career. From his early black and white documentations of actions like Whipping a Wall and a Window with Paint (1974), to the seven-hour epic White Snow (2013), McCarthy’s own trajectory reflects the evolution of video art in production and address towards audiences. Showing publicly for the first time in China are 43 works by McCarthy and selected collaborators, made between 1970 and 2013.






Innocence is inseparable from narratives of its loss. The exhibition title suggests a state of mind and spirit of inquiry that run throughout McCarthy’s practice. M WOODS has worked closely with the artist and his studio team to design the exhibition. For its duration, the museum is flipped from beginning to end and accessed from the back entrance — an organizational restructuring that echoes McCarthy’s inversion of social norms. In considering the nature of certain content, the exhibition will be restricted to those over the age of 18. Identification is required. Admission is granted under visitors’ discretion.


















木木美术馆798馆 
M WOODS 798


北京市朝阳区
酒仙桥路2号798艺术区,D-06

798 Art Zone D-06,
No.2 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing

开放时间 Opening hours:
周二-周日 Tue-Sun 11:00-19:00
最后入场Last admission 18:30
每周一闭馆 Closed on Mon
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木木艺术社区
M WOODS HUTONG


北京市东城区
隆福寺街95号,钱粮胡同38号,3号楼

Qianliang Hutong 38, Building 3,
Longfusi St 95, Dongcheng, Beijing

开放时间 Opening hours:
周二-周日 Tue-Sun 10:00-20:00
最后入场 Last admission 19:00 每周一闭馆 Closed on Mon%Arabica 照常营业 opens as uaual

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北京市朝阳区
酒仙桥路2号798艺术区,D-06

木木美术馆后门处
798 Art Zone D-06,
No.2 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing
(Behing M WOODS 798 Location)


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北京市东城区
隆福寺街95号,钱粮胡同38号,3号楼

木木艺术社区地下一层
Qianliang Hutong 38, Building 3,
Longfusi St 95, Dongcheng, Beijing

(Underneath M WOODS Hutong)

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