Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series: ‘Kárhozat, (Damnation)’ selected by Rita Ackermann

  • Thu 14 June 2018
  • 6 pm

Our Summer Film Series continues with ‘Kárhozat, (Damnation),’ the highly stylized 1987 black-and-white Hungarian film chosen by Rita Ackermann. Directed by Béla Tarr and set in the late Soviet era, ‘Damnation’ is a nihilistic portrait of isolation and despair. The film was the first of Tarr’s five collaborations with novelist László Krasznahorkai, and marked a turning point in the director’s distinctive oeuvre. Screening begins at sundown, and the rooftop opens at 6pm. Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series is a program of free evening film screenings that will take place on the rooftop of the gallery’s West 22nd Street location in June and July. With films selected by gallery artists Rita Ackermann, Phyllida Barlow, Ellen Gallagher, Amy Sherald, and Anj Smith, Summer Film Series will present a vibrant collection of cinematic works that illustrate the many ways in which the moving image provides a rich source of inspiration for­­ visual artists. Offering dramatic views of New York’s West Chelsea Arts District and the Hudson River, Hauser & Wirth’s rooftop feature works by artists from the gallery’s roster, including a special installation of Martin Creed's ‘Work No. 2198,’ selected by the artist for the space. An assortment of drinks and light snacks will be available on the roof from the Roth Bar during each of the screenings. While screenings are free, advanced booking is essential due to limited seating. The event will take place from 6 – 10 pm. Image: Kárhozat, (Damnation), 1987, Béla Tarr Image credit: © Clavis Films

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