TRUE LIFE exhaustively documents Alex Da Corte’s relationship with the musician Eminem over four exhibitions. From Detroit to Cologne, more
from an artist-run space to a major international museum, Eminem trails Da Corte’s work through his thirties, reappearing, evolving alongside America, explaining more of himself each time. Eminem’s place in culture and his role in Da Corte’s practice, as well as the larger story of American identity, is explored through recent and commissioned essays by Hilton Als, Charlie Fox, William Pym, Martine Syms and Moritz Wesseler, as well as manipulated found texts and an extensive Q&A with Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth, whose 1982 work Andy Warhol “Eating a Hamburger” strongly informs the discussion. TRUE LIFE is both an uncompromising reference book and a work of total fantasy, providing a key angle of approach to a vital American practice in the 21st century.