Allison Katz, GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG Filmhaus, Poster, 2023 © Allison Katz


As part of Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ exhibition, our Kino / Cinema will transform into an evening Filmhaus this fall. Full-length feature films that reflect themes explored by our artists’ work and current Education Lab will be screened fortnightly on Friday evenings from 6.30 pm, in partnership with Roth Bar & Grill.

Over the course of the season, we hope to shine a light on cinema as a nurturing cultural space for creation and experimentation, spanning a range of recent releases, artist-led productions and documentary films. 

New films will be announced each month, with additional family viewing times over October half-term and the Christmas holidays. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and the recommended film ratings must be followed. 

Tickets are free, however we welcome donations to our 2023 – 2024 charity partner, Bruton Community Library

Roth Bar & Grill will be open from 5 pm, offering a pre-cinema dinner menu. A wide selection of drinks will be available to purchase from the bar, including cocktails, mocktails, cider, beer and wine.

Friday 22 September
6.30 – 9 pm

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)
Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Certificate: 15

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Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), 2021 © BFA / Alamy Stock Photo

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten—until now. ‘Summer of Soul’ (2021) shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual wellbeing and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by musicians Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

Friday 6 October
6.30 – 9 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Certificate: 12A

Friday 22 September
6.30 – 9 pm

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Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi, REMOTE (still), 2022 © Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi. Courtesy the artists

Set in a near future, Mika Rottenberg’s film ‘REMOTE’ follows Unoaku (Okwui Okpokwasili), an expat architect living in a solar-punk apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as four other women living on their own in Iran, Argentina, Puerto Rico and South Africa. Whilst watching a popular South Korean dog grooming show (featuring Joony Kim), the five women discover that they are connected through mysterious portals hidden in their homes. Embarking on a quest for answers, they use the portals to bridge the distance between them, uncovering a phenomenon with universe-altering consequences.

Friday 20 October
6.30 – 9 pm

Asteroid City
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Certificate: 12A

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Asteroid City (2023) © American Empirical Pictures and Album

Asteroid City’ is an American comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by Wes Anderson. Set in a retro-futuristic version of the 1950s, world-changing events spectacularly disrupt the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer / Space Cadet Convention in a rural desert town.


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.