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LACMA Will Screen Steve McQueen’s New Kanye West Video

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Kanye West’s long-promised new album is still nowhere to be found, but beginning Saturday the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will offer up a video for two tracks directed by Steve McQueen, Jori Finkel reported in The New York Times. The production is a video for the new songs “All Day” and “I Feel Like That,” and will run for four days.

From the story:

Filmed in a single nine-minute take at the Chatham Dockyard in southeast England, the video follows Mr. West through an empty warehouse as he runs, crouches, dodges, raps, rants, sweats and pants, as if being pursued by the camera or the police or in pursuit himself, until he slumps against the wall to catch his breath.

West watchers may recall seeing bootlegs of the video back in March, when it was screened at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris during fashion week. (Stereogum has clips.) McQueen reportedly offered LACMA the chance to show the work after a public talk was unable to happen.

Those unable to make it to Los Angeles in the next few days can at least savor the impressive performance of “All Day” that West gave at the Brit Awards in March:

West’s new album is tentatively titled SWISH. He had previously been referring to it as So Help Me God. In February he described the album as “cookout music that just feels good” on New York’s Power 105.1 radio station. Sadly, the clock is ticking on cookout season.

However, McQueen fans hoping to see more new work can head to the Venice Biennale’s main show, “All the World’s Futures,” which includes his two-channel Ashes (2014–15). The exhibition runs through November 22, 2015.

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