Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

  • June 23, 2015 - 9:00pm

June 23 – Exhibition, 2013
104 minutes
The film Exhibition, 2013, was enthusiastically recommended by artist Janet Zweig, who delivered a Tuesday Evenings at the Modern lecture in spring 2015.

Exhibition depicts married, middle-aged artists who live in a beautiful modernist house in London’s Chelsea. Also designed and built by an artist, the house is at once a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison, and a psychological battleground. As the couple slowly arrive at the painful decision to sell the place, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. Written and directed by artist and filmmaker Joanna Hogg, Exhibition stars former lead singer for The Slits Viv Albertine and Turner-nominated artist Liam Gillick.

Exhibition is a superbly glacial and composed experiment in fictional cine-portraiture; a refrigerated study in domesticity and sophistication, mysterious and preposterous – a movie that might claim its lineage from Rachel Whiteread's cast sculpture House, or David Hockney's painting Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy.” Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films is a new summer program. As an extension of the very popular lecture series Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, which is offered 10 weeks in the spring and fall of each year, this film-based weekly program runs through the summer months and strives to continue the consideration of ideas and issues pertaining to the art and architecture of the Modern and to contemporary art in general.

Selections for screenings are related to or recommended by artists and speakers who have participated in the lecture series or are otherwise affiliated with the museum. There is nothing particularly prescriptive about the line-up, but as with the lecture series, themes can be found and connections made. To create a full experience, these presentations include a brief introduction and opportunity for discussion following the films.

Seating is available in the Modern’s auditorium at 6:30 pm, and the program runs from 7 pm to no later than 9 pm. The museum’s galleries and Café Modern are open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the run of Tuesday Evenings at the Modern: Films.

This program is free and open to the public. Up to two free tickets can be obtained at the admission desk beginning at 5 pm the day of the screening.