image for Artist’s Choice: Summer Film Series, Sergei Parajanov’s ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’ selected by Jack Whitten, Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, 28 June 2017, 8:15 pm

Artist’s Choice: Summer Film Series, Sergei Parajanov’s ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’ selected by Jack Whitten, Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, 28 June 2017, 8:15 pm


Artist’s Choice: Summer Film Series continues on Wednesday 28 June with Sergei Parajanov’s ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’ (1965) selected by Jack Whitten. Set in a small Hutsul village in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine, the film follows a young man, Ivan, who falls in love with the daughter of the man who killed his father.

Artist’s Choice: Summer Film Series is a program of free evening film screenings that will take place on the newly renovated rooftop of the gallery’s West 22nd Street location in June and July. With films selected by New York-based gallery artists Rita Ackermann, Mary Heilmann, Matthew Day Jackson, Rashid Johnson, and Jack Whitten, 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 will feature works by a diverse group of artists from the gallery’s roster, including a special installation of Martin Creed’s ‘Work No. 2198,’ selected by the artist for the space.

Drinks and food will be available for purchase at the Roth Bar beginning at 6 PM.

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While screenings are free, advanced booking is essential due to limited seating. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets.

Image: Still from ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’ (1965). Image courtesy of Kino Lorber, Inc.