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Man Ray
The Mysteries of Château du Dé

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3pm
Gagosian, San Francisco

Join Gagosian for a tour of Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé, an exhibition focusing on Man Ray’s films of the 1920s, on view at Gagosian, San Francisco, through February 29. Gagosian’s Graham Dalik will discuss the multidisciplinary artist’s foray into filmmaking during this period, as well as the interrelationships between the films, objects, drawings, and photographs on view. To attend the free event, RSVP to sftours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Man Ray, Film Still from “Les mystères du Château du Dé”, 1929, printed 1980s © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

Man Ray, Film Still from “Les mystères du Château du Dé”, 1929, printed 1980s © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

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Online Exhibition

Broadcast
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
—Timothy Leary

Gagosian is pleased to present Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video, an online exhibition of artists’ films and videos viewable exclusively on gagosian.com. The exhibition will be organized into a series of “chapters,” each lasting two weeks. The first chapter begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now, taking the words of famed psychologist and countercultural icon Timothy Leary as its starting point. 

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SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

Performance

SQÜRL—Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan
Live Scores for Films by Man Ray

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30pm
906 World Cultural Center, San Francisco
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SQÜRL, featuring filmmaker and composer Jim Jarmusch and producer and composer Carter Logan, will perform live original scores to four films by Man Ray: L’étoile de mer (1928), Emak Bakia (1926), Le retour à la raison (1923), and Les mystères du Château du Dé (1929). The performance is presented by Gagosian in association with the exhibition Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé at Gagosian, San Francisco. Doors open at 6pm; performance begins at 6:30pm. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

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