Installation view, ‘The New Bend’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2023. Photo: Ken Adlard

Teachers’ Private View: ‘The New Bend’ and ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country’

  • Tue 31 January 2023
  • 5 – 6 pm

Join us for a private view of our two exhibitions, ‘The New Bend’ and ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country.’

You will have the opportunity to collect the latest exhibition resources and learn about educational visits at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Briony Brickell, Associate Director of Learning, will be leading the tour and will be available to discuss any visit requirements.

Welcome drinks will be served at 5 pm upon arrival. This event is only open to teachers and educators.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.

About The New Bend Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ travels from Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles to Somerset. The exhibition brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice. Their unique visual vernacular exists in tender dialogue with, and in homage to, the contributions of the Gee’s Bend Alabama quilters — Black American women in collective cooperation and creative economic production — and their enduring legacy as a radical meeting place, a prompt and as intergenerational inspiration.

About Rodney Graham Over the course of five decades, Canadian artist Rodney Graham (1949 – 2022) expanded his diverse practice to encompass photography, painting, sculpture, film, video and music. ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country’ is a celebration of Graham’s multifaceted artistic vision. In dialogue with the rural gallery setting, the exhibition includes Graham’s major late body of work, The Four Seasons, created between 2011 and 2013. The landmark lightbox series evolved organically and is dedicated to nature’s cycle through meticulously staged mise-en-scènes, reflecting a moment of pause and desire to step out of the daily grind.