Harmony Korine, 2023. Photo: Rachel Korine; Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2023. Photo: Andreas Schmidt

In Conversation: Harmony Korine and Hans Ulrich Obrist

  • Thu 9 May 2024
  • 5.30 – 6.30 pm

Join us for a conversation with Harmony Korine and Hans Ulrich Obrist in celebration of the exhibition ‘Harmony Korine. AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER Part II’ at Hauser & Wirth London.

Tickets are free, however we encourage a donation to our 2023 – 2024 charity partner, Brixton Soup Kitchen.

Advance booking is essential and late arrivals will not be admitted.

Following the conversation, you are welcome to attend the private view of the exhibitions ‘Harmony Korine. AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER Part II,’ ‘Isa Genzken. Wasserspeier and Angels’ and Make Hauser & Wirth’s presentation ‘Objects of Contemplation’ from 6.30 – 8 pm.

About Harmony Korine
Over the last thirty years, Harmony Korine has cultivated a multidisciplinary art practice that resists categorization and is admired internationally for the improvisation, humor, repetition, nostalgia and poetry that unite the disparate aspects of his output. His practice is built upon tireless experimentation and a trial-and-error path, producing what Korine calls ‘Mistakist Art.’ Korine’s oeuvre is both deliberate and erratic, figurative and abstract, and, like his films, blurs boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ in ways that simultaneously attract and repel viewers with its hypnotic, otherworldly atmosphere.

One of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of his generation, his work is guided by memory, emotion, and physical sensation as opposed to strategy and rational thought. Of his art, he has said, ‘I’m chasing something that is more of a feeling, something more inexplicable, a connection to colors and dirt and character, something looping and trancelike, more like a drug experience or a hallucination.’

About Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine in London, UK, and Senior Advisor at LUMA Arles, France. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since Obrist’s first show ‘World Soup (The Kitchen Show)’ in 1991, he has curated more than 350 exhibitions, including recent exhibitions Enzo Mari at Triennale Milano, Italy (2020); WORLDBUILDING at Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2023); and Julia Stoschek Collection Dusseldorf, Germany (2022).

In 2011, Obrist received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015, he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize. Most recently, he was honored by the Appraisers Association of America with the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Arts. Obrist’s publications include: Ways of Curating (2015); The Age of Earthquakes (2015); Lives of the Artists, Lives of Architects (2015); The Extreme Self: Age of You (2021); 140 Ideas for Planet Earth (2021); Edouard Glissant: Archipelago (2021); James Lovelock: Ever Gaia (2023); Remember to Dream (2023); and Une vie in Progress (2023).

About ‘Harmony Korine. AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER Part II’
Over the last 30 years, American artist and filmmaker Harmony Korine has cultivated a multidisciplinary practice built upon tireless experimentation. A second chapter to Korine’s 2023 exhibition, ‘AGGRESSIVE DR1FTER,’ at Hauser & Wirth Downtown Los Angeles, this presentation in London features a series of paintings drawn from his newly released film ‘Aggro Dr1ft,’ which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2023 and was notably shot using infrared cameras. The exhibition’s acid-hued oils display an unprecedented fusion of Korine's painting and filmic practices. These hallucinatory works, like his films, blur the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ in ways that simultaneously attract and repel viewers with their hypnotic, otherworldly atmosphere.

The exhibition will be on view through Saturday 27 July 2024.

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.

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