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Martin Creed is many things. A painter, performance artist, filmmaker, sculptor, musician. His work is deadly serious and funny too. He caused a furore when he won the prestigious Turner Prize for an empty room with the lights going on and off. He has exhibited a crumpled up piece of paper, a piece of Blu-Tack, live runners at Tate Britain and got the British nation to performa a mass act of ringing bells simultaneously.
He has a new work called ‘Understanding’ overlooking Manhattan. All his work invites audiences to consider everyday objects and ways of thinking in new ways. Martin is also inventive, funny, a dynamo of new ideas. with a work that consisted simply of turning the lights on and off.