Ben Rivers: Ah, Liberty!

During CINECITY 13 to 29 November
Temporary exhibition galleries
Free with Brighton Museum admission, members and residents free 

This special screening, during Brighton film festival CINECITY, celebrates our new acquisition of the artist Ben Rivers’s 16mm film Ah, Liberty!. Moving between documentary and fiction, and shot on 16mm film, a medium which is fast becoming obsolete, Rivers’s films offer a glimpse into the lives of people existing at the margins of society.

Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty! (2008). Copyright the artist
Ben Rivers, Ah, Liberty! (2008). Copyright the artist

The works, including Origins of the Species (2008) which is not on show, were acquired through The Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund, 2014 as a joint acquisition with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

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Ben Rivers (b.1972, Somerset, UK) lives and works in London. Ben Rivers is currently developing a commission with Artangel and has a solo show at Camden Arts Centre this autumn. His work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals around the world and has won numerous awards, most recently the Canon Tiger Award for Short Films (2015) and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists (2010). Recent solo exhibitions include The Hepworth Wakefield (2012); Hayward Project Space (2011); and Matt’s Gallery, London (2011). Forthcoming solo exhibitions and commissions include Artangel Open Commission, London (2015) and Camden Arts Centre, London (2015).

Please note the opening date of the screening has been changed to 13 November, not 12 November as advertised in the current What’s On.