20 March, 2008

Derek Jarman at The Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery
(020) 7402 6075

23 February - 13 April 2008

I remember reading an article on Derek Jarman in which he predicted that the site on which he had his studio, Butler's Wharf, would become the focus of a new art world. Butler's Wharf is situated on the southbank where we can now find the Tate Modern, a hub of contemporary art. This ability to prophecise the future of not just one practice, but the many in which he chose to work, goes some way to explain what was and is quintessentially Derek Jarman. Rather than focus on the exhibition itself, I would like to focus on the man, with a list of words.

- saw beauty
- experimental super8
- writer
- the last of england
- tilda swinton
- personal cinema
- throbbing gristle
- artist
- the garden
- liked boys
- suitably camouflaged
- considered
- chroma

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