A highlight of the autumn Event Cinema calendar, this landmark cinema release opens with a brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West. This will be followed by a 30-minute private view filmed exclusively for cinemas of the forthcoming National Gallery exhibition ‘The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits', just after it opens in London.
Filmed on location in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, the documentary will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, contemporary artists and world experts. The film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism.
Filmed exclusively for cinemas in high definition with stunning close-ups, the exhibition private view will give art enthusiasts around the UK the opportunity to see this first ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits on the big screen the week after it opens at the National Gallery in London. Hosted by art historian and broadcaster Kate Bryan who will welcome the cinema audience, the engaging and insightful guided tour is led by the exhibition co-curator Christopher Riopelle, with illuminating commentary from expert contributors including painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, and artist and writer Billy Childish.
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Paul Gauguin. Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of
Tehamana), 1893. The Art Institute of Chicago.