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Roger Avary Writes Short Story for Sarah Morris Catalog

LONDON — Roger Avary’s short story Crease Settles for Nothing accompanies the catalog for the new Sarah Morris exhibition White Cube Bermondsey, where the artist will be presenting a film and new paintings as part of an exhibition titled “Bye Bye Brazil.”

Named after Carlos Diegueus’s 1970s film, which captured the modernisation of contemporary Brazil, the show focuses on the country “on the eve of another era of dramatic change.” Produced in 2012, In Rio is Morris’s 11th film, and depicts the complex, and frequently contradictory nature of a city – presenting both a highly orchestrated, smooth veneer, and the more challenging realities of urban sprawl. A new series of paintings titled “Rio” accompany the work, presenting vivid compositions of curves, vectors, and interlocking spheres. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring essays by Roger Avary and Bettina Funcke.

Bye Bye Brazil

Sarah Morris was born in the UK in 1967, and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. She currently lives and works in New York and London. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio (2012); MAMbo, Bologna (2009); the MMK, Frankfurt (2009); Lenbachaus, Muncih (2008); and the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2008).

Bettina Funcke is a New York-based writer and editor, and is currently the Head of Publications for dOCUMENTA (13). Her book, Pop or Populus: Art between High and Low, was recently translated into English and published by Sternberg Press (2009). She has lectured on aesthetics, art theory, and art writing at Bard College, the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Columbia University, and Yale University. Her writings on contemporary art and its production have been published widely, in both artist monographs and magazines includingAfterallArtforumBookforumParkettPublic, and Texte zur Kunst. Latest essays include texts on Elad Lassry, Wade Guyton, Gerard Byrne, Jacques Rancière, as well as conversations with Carol Bove, Johanna Burton, and Peter Sloterdijk. After editing books at Dia Art Foundation (1999–2007), she was Senior Editor U.S. for Parkett, and is also a co-founder of The Leopard Press and the Continuous Project group.

Roger Avary is is a Director, Producer, and the Academy Award™-winning Screenwriter of Pulp Fiction, Silent Hill, and Beowulf. His work as Director on Killing Zoe and The Rules of Attraction established his recognition worldwide as an auteur with a unique voice.