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Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series: ‘Tropical Malady’, selected by Lorna Simpson

  • Wed 26 June 2019
  • 7 pm

Hauser & Wirth’s 3rd Annual Summer Film Series continues with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's ‘Tropical Maylady’ (2004), selected by Lorna Simpson. ‘Tropical Malady’ explores the passionate relationship between two men with unusual consequences. The film is divided in two parts. The first half charts the modest attraction between two men in the sunny, relaxing countryside and the second half charts the confusion and terror of an unknown menace lurking deep within the jungle shadows. Screening begins at 8 PM, and the rooftop opens at 7 PM. 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, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Amy Sherald, and Lorna Simpson. 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. An assortment of drinks and light snacks will be available on the roof from the Roth Bar during each of the screenings. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets. While screenings are free, advanced booking is essential due to limited seating. Tropical Maylady (2004), by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2 hours 5 minutes)

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