In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Kanye West performs during the World AIDS Day (RED) concert In Times Square in New York. West will receive the Visionary Award next month at the BET Honors. West _ who has called himself a visionary and more _ will be one of five luminaries honored at the eighth annual event, to be hosted by Wayne Brady. The BET Honors will be taped Jan. 24 in Washington but air on Feb. 23. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Steve McQueen holding Best Picture Oscar. (April Lamb/CC BY-SA 3.0)
Steve McQueen holding Best Picture Oscar. (April Lamb/CC BY-SA 3.0)


(The L.A. Times) — Before he became the director of such grim and punishing movies as “Hunger,” “Shame” and the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen was primarily known as a visual artist specializing in visceral video installations and short films that brought him much acclaim, including the Turner Prize in 1999.

In a return of sorts to his artistic roots, McQueen has created a short-film installation featuring pop star Kanye West that is set to be unveiled Saturday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

“Steve McQueen with Kanye West: All Day/I Feel Like That” will be a pop-up installation that will run for four days only, a museum spokeswoman said. The film runs nine minutes and was shot in one take at a historic dockyard outside of London.



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