Jul – Sep Cornerhouse Guide

This quarter, we launch two major new exhibitions in our galleries, from artist and writer Qasim Riza Shaheen, and artist, writer and filmmaker, Sophia Al-Maria.

In Galleries 1 and 2, Shaheen’s Autoportraits in Love-like Conditions focuses on silent tales of love and the connections between people, exploring moments of intimacy with loved ones and with strangers. In Gallery 3, Al-Maria’s Virgin with a Memory takes its cue from her unfinished feature film, Beretta.
The exhibition explores the themes that are central to Beretta’s plot, and also alludes to the challenges Al-Maria has faced in bringing the film to production.

In August, we screen Art Party, the new feature film from artist Bob and Roberta Smith that focuses on Michael Gove’s proposed reforms to secondary school education, asking ‘how do you tell one man he’s got it wrong?’ Join us after the first screening when we’ll be celebrating the film’s release with our very own art party featuring a night of revelry in our galleries.

This quarter’s film highlights include Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, made over a staggering 12-year period with the cast, and 2 Days, 1 Night, staring Marion Cotillard, which tells the story of one woman’s struggle with mental illness as she tries to keep her job.

Also look out for Final Girls, a season of extreme female-centric horror films curated by Sophia Al-Maria to accompany her exhibition Virgin with a Memory. This summer also sees the return of POUTfest, a season of the very best in queer cinema, including cult John Waters’ classics like Hairspray and Cry-Baby and some great new releases.

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