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Artist’s Choice: Summer Film Series, John Coney’s ‘Space Is the Place’ selected by Rashid Johnson, Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, 19 July 2017, 8.15 pm


Artist’s Choice: Summer Film Series continues on Wednesday 19 July with John Coney’s ‘Space Is the Place’ (1974) selected by Rashid Johnson. Featuring Sun Ra in the legendary avant-garde jazz musician and mystic’s only fictional film appearance, ‘Space Is the Place’ is kaleidoscopic sci-fi adventure that comments on race and social conditions.

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.

Roof is open at 6 PM. Drinks and food will be available from the Roth Bar for purchase.

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