Tate Modern will be putting on a summer season of film screenings in June and July. These regular evening events include premieres and previews of new films, as well as rarely-seen work by avant-garde and maverick filmmakers. The programme brings together works from around the world which challenge the conventions of the moving image, from the first and only film made by renowned painter Agnes Martin (who has a new exhibition at Tate Modern opening at the beginning of June) to a three-day survey of South African artists on screen.
Friday 5th June, 18.30
In conjunction with Tate Modern’s retrospective of Agnes Martin, this evening presents the artist’s only completed and rarely screened film Gabriel from 1976. It follows the wanderings of a ten year old boy in rural New Mexico, where Martin lived and worked, in a contemplative study of landscape and perceptions of nature.
Friday 19th June, 19.00
An outstanding ‘collage’ of past, present and future Kimiavi’s iconoclastic masterpiece The Mongols is a reflection on modernity and cultural imperialism in 1970s Iran. The self-reflective film creates a critical reflection on the expanding presence of TV screens and antennas in Iran’s poor villages with a re-enactment of the Mongols 13th century invasion
A Night at the Pictures: An evening for Larry Johnson
Friday 26th June, 18.30
Coinciding with an exhibition of his work at Raven Row, this evening will honour the legacy of artist Larry Johnson. Curator Bruce Hainley and writer Wayne Koestenbaum will discuss his work, followed by a specially selected cult film.
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Sector IX B, Sleeping Sickness Prophylaxis
Wednesday 8th July, 18.30
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s new film, included in Okwui Enwezor’s Venice Biennial main show, addresses political issues alongside scientific and anthropological histories. Drawing on a personal photographic archive, the film presents a young fictional researcher who leads a group between the IFAN Museum in Dakar and the Musée de l’Homme in Paris. The screening will be introduced by a live concert by the electronic music act PAL.