As part of Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ exhibition, the Kino / Cinema presents a changing weekly schedule of important film and video works by Martin Creed, Nicole Eisenman, Rodney Graham, Camille Henrot, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Paul McCarthy, Mika Rottenberg, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala and Lorna Simpson.
This selection of 13 film and video works play on repeat over the course of the exhibition. Visitors are welcome to drop-in throughout the day, with no advance booking required. Until Sunday 3 September, the gallery is open seven days a week. Visit the Somerset location page for more information. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Until Sunday 24 September
Work No. 670 Orson and Sparky
Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds
‘I don’t know what I’m doing and I don’t know what I want, I don’t know where I am going and there is no end in sight, and so I try to show the trying on the way, or on the way to the way.’—Martin Creed
Martin Creed’s video work ‘Orson and Sparky’ (2007) features two dogs, one small and one big, being coaxed to walk to and fro across a studio floor by some humans who are simultaneously trying to make a film. Another video work by Creed combined this film footage with a song, ‘Thinking / Not Thinking’. The small dog’s quick and urgent steps represent ‘thinking’ and the big dog’s lumbering and lugubrious steps represented ‘not thinking’.
Tuesday 26 September – Sunday 1 October
Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds
‘Snowmobiles’ (2018) explores Nicole Eisenman’s fascination with the playful viewing possibilities of three-dimensional work. This film takes the artist’s interrogation further by way of riding and sliding on self-made ski-doos.
‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ is a celebration of Hauser & Wirth’s Swiss heritage through a playful presentation of over 20 artists, including Phyllida Barlow, Martin Creed, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Rodney Graham, Richard Hamilton, Mary Heilmann, Camille Henrot, Jenny Holzer, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Allison Katz, Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Björn Roth, Mika Rottenberg, Anri Sala, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Lorna Simpson, Alina Szapocznikow, Franz West and David Zink Yi.
The multidisciplinary exhibition is inspired by the notion of a traditional Kunsthalle, conceived as a place to showcase groundbreaking art and explore contemporary issues with a broad audience. The entire site takeover provides a platform for discovery and interaction, extending to all five galleries, outdoor sculpture and a collaborative events program with the Roth Bar & Grill. The exhibition will evolve in three parts over the course of seven months, featuring immersive installations, solo presentations and iconic video works. Alongside the exhibition, the Education Lab takes its starting point from Mika Rottenberg’s commitment to environmentally sustainable creative practices, developed by the gallery’s green teams globally.
‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ is on view at Hauser & Wirth Somerset through Monday 1 January 2024.