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Kunsthalle Zürich
Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty

Between 30th August 2008 and 2nd November 2008 you can pay a visit to the Kunsthalle Zürich for the new exhibition Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty. This is the third exhibition of Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty curated by Jarman’s many years working partner Isaac Julien, first shown in the Serpentine Gallery, London in cooperation with Kunsthalle Zürich and Kunsthalle Wien.

The exhibition opens with a selection of paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, offers double projection, which was developed for the Kunsthalle Zürich and shows the material for Isaac Julien’s film Derek. Documentary film Derek, Jarman’s recorded interview by writer and producer Colin McCabe, the voiceover is narrated by his friend Tilda Swinton who appeared in many Jarman’s films and many more. The film Derek is basicly an overview of Jarman’s biography.  The exhibition ends with Jarman’s moving and distressing film Blue, made by an artist who was about to go blind. As Isaac Julien said: „Jarman’s main priority was „to unite Art with Life and vice versa“ – in this exhibition you will be drawn into Jarman’s artistic world.

You can find all the details under this link.

Serpentine Gallery
Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty

Highlighted work from Derek Jarman, curated by his friend and working partner Isaac Julien is presented at the Serpentine Gallery between 23rd February and 13th April 2008 . The next two exhibitions of Derek Jarman: Brutal Beauty will be presented at the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna/Austria and the Kunsthalle Zürich in Switzerland.  After fourteen years of Jarman’s death this exhibition celebrates Jarman’s life and work – “the leading British filmmaker of his generation”, how the Serpentine Gallery described Jarman.

Isaac Julien designed and conceived a mesmerizing environment for this exhibition. From rarely seen films from the Jarman Super-8 archive shown at the Serpentine Gallery for the first time since the 1970s, to an installation of Jarman’s film Blue and a selection of his paintings will be presented on this exhibition. The premiere of the film Derek is also included in the show, featuring Tilda Swinton and directed by Isaac Julien. Owing to this tribute to Derek Jarman a new film award is launched, named the Jarman Award, presented by Film London and More4 in partnership with the Serpentine Gallery.

All the details about this exhibition you can find on this link.