Hauser & Wirth will use the newly renovated rooftop at its West 22nd Street location this summer to stage film programming chosen by artists from its roster. The goal is to “present a vibrant collection of cinematic works that illustrate the many ways in which the moving image provides a rich source of inspiration for visual artists,” according to release from the gallery.
Up first in the series, which is titled “Artist’s Choice: Summer Rooftop Film Series” and will run in June and July, is Matthew Day Jackson on the evening of Wednesday, June 7. Jackson is known for working across multiple media, from drawings and painting to sculpture and large-scale installations that reference various facets of American pop culture, like life-size reproductions of the covers of Life magazine.
Other artists on tap for the series, all of whom are New York–based, are Rita Ackermann, Mary Heilmann, Rashid Johnson, and Jack Whitten. The rooftop will also serve as an additional exhibition space, featuring works by various artists in the Hauser & Wirth roster, including a special installation of Martin Creed’s Work No. 2198.
The screenings, which will feature drinks and snacks at a new rooftop bar, are free and open to the public, though advanced booking is required, via the Hauser & Wirth website.