FILM ON SUNDAY | ARTIST'S CHOICE : DISGRACE, CHOSEN BY CANDICE BREITZ
Mar 11, 2012 2:00pm
Directed by Steve Jacobs
Running time: 119 minutes
Auditorium, White Cube Bermondsey.
Directed by Steve Jacobs and starring John Malkovich, Disgrace (2008) is based on the controversial novel from 1999 by Nobel prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee – a shocking and violent tale set in an unresolved, post-apartheid South Africa. David Lurie, a disillusioned white professor of literature, is sacked from his job in Cape Town after an affair with a female student. At a loose end, Lurie decides to join his estranged daughter who lives on a small-holding in the beautiful landscape of the Eastern Cape. But after an afternoon of brutal violence, where Lucy is gang raped and Lurie burnt by three black men their relationship becomes ever more strained. To Lurie’s horror, Lucy decides to keep the child that she conceives as a result of the rape and to stay on her farm despite the danger. Disgrace chronicles the personal downfall of Lurie but, at the same time, the historic impasse of blacks and whites in South Africa after centuries of racial oppression.
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
ANTONY GORMLEY : FIT
Sep 30 - Nov 6, 2016
Antony Gormley has configured the gallery into 15 discrete chambers to create a labyrinth containing some 24 works of differing size and material. At the core of the exhibition will be an installation spread over 100 square metres titled 'Sleeping Field'. Viewed from four thresholds, this work suggests a condensed urban landscape of high and low-rise buildings, but upon closer inspection the forms resolve into 100s of individual, cast iron bodies at rest.
Sep 30 - Nov 6, 2016
Virginia Overton's work comprises installation, sculpture and photography, often beginning intuitively as a direct response to her physical presence in a particular space. For this exhibition the artist will create new work responding to the architecture of White Cube Bermondsey.
ANSELM KIEFER: WALHALLA
Nov 23, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017
Private view Tue Nov 22 6pm - 8pm
Dramatic exhibition featuring painting and large-scale installation