Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Brutal Beauty: Derek Jarman

The Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, London is hosting a selection of work by the leading British film-maker of his generation. Curated by artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien, it will highlight Jarman’s work in film and painting, including his presentation of the moving image within the gallery context. Jarman was arguably the single most crucial figure of British independent cinema in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He struggled for Gay Liberation and with the impact of AIDS and lived as a participant observer, recording all that passed before him, from punk to Thatcher, Hampstead Heath to film premieres.

Brutal Beauty: Derek Jarman Curated by Isaac Julien
23 February - 13 April 2008
Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
020 7402 6075

Download Gaydar Nation podcast: Isaac Julien talks to Joanne Oatts tour the Jarman exhibition

This Spring will also see Jarman's super-8 films displayed as part of the Tate’s Lightbox series from 5 April – 1 June at Tate Britain.

Films Screening
To coincide with the Derek Jarman exhibition at the Serpentine, Roxy Bar & Screen is screening two of Jarman's feature films (Sebastian and Caravaggio), preceded by a documentary called Derek Jarman: Life as Art by Andy Kimpton-Nye.

Sunday 23 March
Roxy Bar & Screen
128-132 Borough High Street
£3 cover for whole day
Info & map

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