Sophie Cundale: After Picasso, God
19 May 2016 


Screening and talk with Sophie Cundale and Anna Gritz to the film series "Screening Room"

Sophie Cundale:
After Picasso, God, 2016, 42 min
Co-commissioned von der Serpentine Gallery und der South London Gallery

The film sees a woman -played by Cundale- visit a hypnotist to address an unwanted addiction. As part of her cure, objects, people and images are transformed through hypnosis; pain is bought to the surface and removed through analgesia. The title refers to the artist Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover and muse, who after the break-up of their affair, declared: "After Picasso, Only God."

Sophie Cundale, born 1987, is an artist living in London and making films. Previous works have been shown at the Serpentine Galleries’ Garden Marathon, South London Gallery and at the PAMI festival. Anna Gritz is the Co-Director of the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. Previously she has worked as a curator at the South London Gallery (where she together with the Serpentine Gallery commissioned the film), the ICA and Hayward Gallery, London. Her writing has been included in Art Monthly; Art Agenda; frieze; frieze d/e; Mousse and Cura, exhibition catalogues and books.

Funding and Support

Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


Sophie Cundale: After Picasso, God, 2016
Courtesy by the artist