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The Painter
A film by Oliver Hirschbiegel, written by Ben Becker and Albert Oehlen

Monday, June 20, 2022, 6:30pm
Curzon Mayfair, London

 Join Gagosian and Serpentine for a screening of The Painter (2022), a docufiction film made collaboratively by Albert Oehlen, director Oliver Hirschbiegel, and writer/actor Ben Becker, featuring narration by Charlotte Rampling. The film is an artistic tour de force, taking viewers into the real and imagined mind of the artist as he struggles with the creation of a single painting. In the film, Becker (playing the role of Oehlen) improvisationally re-creates an artwork that Oehlen himself is painting in real time behind the camera.

After the screening, Oehlen and Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator and artistic director of Serpentine, will discuss the film, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Doors open at 6pm; screening begins at 6:30pm. To attend the free event, register at

Still from The Painter (2022), directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Still from The Painter (2022), directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel

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