Without Gorky

Unclassified 18+
Cosima Spender, 86 mins, UK, 2011, HDCAM. Source: The Festival Agency.

Without Gorky
Without Gorky

A convoluted family mythology is untangled as the granddaughter of Arshile Gorky takes an intensely personal look into the long-lasting hold one man can have over the generations that follow him.

With the suicide of Armenian surrealist and abstract expressionist Arshile Gorky in 1948, his family inherited a tangle of lies that, six decades later, are still being unravelled. Exploring the artist's lasting legacy, granddaughter Cosima Spender documents her family's shared past through the eyes of three generations of Gorky women.

Picking apart the web of untruths that Arshile built around himself, Spender lays bare the story of a quintessential artist, and the devotion and torment he left in his wake.

Dates   Sat 13 Oct 2012, 6.30pm
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