• James Rosenquist Estate
    SCREENING OF UNSEEN FILM FOOTAGE: JAMES ROSENQUI...
    November 5, 2019 - November 5, 2019
    London ELY HOUSE

    Doors: 6.30pm

    Screening & Discussion: 7pm

    Limited capacity, please RSVP to reserve a seat. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    The event will be live-streamed on our Instagram channel. 

    SCREENING OF UNSEEN FILM FOOTAGE: JAMES ROSENQUIST AND HANS ULRICH OBRIST ON OCCASION OF JAMES ROSENQUIST: VISUALISING THE SIXTIES, CLOSING 22 NOVEMBER 2019

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is delighted to present an unseen film documenting Hans Ulrich Obrist's (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries) interview with James Rosenquist, which forms part of Obrist's ongoing 'Interview Project', an expansive series spanning over three decades of conversations with artists, architects, curators and cultural commentators of our time. 

    This is the first screening of the discussion that took place between Rosenquist and Obrist in Miami in 2005. Their broad-ranging conversation touches on topics as diverse as Frank Gehry, Marcel Duchamp, Hollywood movies and Eastern literature. The film gives unique insight into Rosenquist's influences and the rich ideas informing his work, while highlighting Obrist's enormous skill as an interviewer, offering viewers a sense of the pioneering artist in all his complexity. 

    The film will be introduced by a short discussion between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones (Senior Global Director: Special Projects) looking at the 'Interview Project', in general terms, and Obrist's observations about Rosenquist, in particular, as well as some of the many artists and architects Obrist has spoken with over the course of the series.  

     

    [Left: James Rosenquist in his Aripeka Florida Studio, 1988 © Russ Blaise. Right: Hans Ulrich Obrist © Wolfgang Tillmans.]