Hayward Gallery, 22 February – 6 May 1996
Spellbound: Art and Film was a collaboration between the Hayward Gallery and its neighbour on London’s South Bank, the British Film Institute. It was curated by Ian Christie – a film historian who had worked with the Hayward Gallery on two previous exhibitions, Film as Film (1977) and Eisenstein (1988) – and the writer, editor and researcher Philip Dodd.
Spellbound: Art and Film was attended by 59,825 visitors – the highest number of visitors for a group exhibition of contemporary art at this point in the Hayward Gallery’s history. Richard Dorment, writing in the Telegraph, found ‘much to admire’ – not least Douglas Gordon’s 24-hour Psycho (1993): ‘one of the most impressive works by a young artist I’ve come across in recent years.’