Installation view, ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2023 © Rodney Graham. Photo: Ken Adlard

Public Exhibition Tour: ‘The New Bend’ and ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country’

  • Fri 3 February 2023
  • 4 – 5 pm

Join us for a Director-led after hours walkthrough of our two new exhibitions, ‘The New Bend’ and ‘Rodney Graham. Getting it Together in the Country’.

The guided tour will provide an opportunity to gain a unique insight into the key themes within both exhibitions. This event is free and open to all, but we recommend booking your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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.

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