By Katy Cowan
This summer, Somerset House in London will stage a unique exhibition which explores the impact of one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers of all time – Stanley Kubrick – through some of today’s most talented artists.
Contributors you can expect to see include: Doug Aitken, Gavin Turk, Haroon Mirza and Anish Kapoor, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard with Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton, Jane and Louise Wilson, Jocelyn Pook, Marc Quinn, Mat Collishaw, Michael Nyman, Mick Jones, Nathan Coley, Peter Kennard, Polly Morgan, Samantha Morton, Sarah Lucas, Thomas Bangalter and many more.
The group will each provide a new or existing work inspired by Kubrick, responding to a film, scene, character or theme from the Kubrick archives, or even the man himself. Together they will bring new perspectives on the cinematic master’s life and work.
The exhibition is also supported by artist Christiane Kubrick, the director’s wife of 41 years, who will be lending a portrait entitled Remembering Stanley for the show, and Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s Executive Producer for 28 years. It is also endorsed by Warner Bros. Pictures, who collaborated with Kubrick on all his films since 1971.
Kubrick began making films at the age of 25, with his first big feature The Killing in 1956. Over the following four decades, he directed cinema classics including Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. He did not allow himself to be controlled by the Hollywood studios, therefore delivering films of pertinence and power, sometimes of controversy and always of originality across genres, inspiring future generations of film makers and artists alike.
This is an exhibition not to be missed. Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick launches at Somerset House in London on 6th July and runs until 24th August 2016. Details can be found on the Somerset House website at: www.somersethouse.org.uk.
Via direct submission
© Warner Bros. Pictures
In and Out of Space © Charlotte Colbert
A CLOCKWORK BRITAIN © Paul Insect
The Creation of History (London, 8 August 2011), 2012 © Marc Quinn studio
Trident A Strange Love © Peter Kennard
Gavin Turk, The Shining, 2007. Photo Credit Andy Keate
Requiem for 114 Radios by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Photo Credit Toby Farrow
A Ω, 2016 © Mat Collishaw – Blain Southern
Doug Aitken, Twilight, 2014 © Brian Forrest
Philip Castle © Warner Bros. Pictures