Thursday, July 30, 2015

Renowned French film director and visual artist Agnès Varda at the University of Chicago Oct. 8-15

STILL AND MOVING INSTALLATIONS BY AGNÈS VARDA,
“GODMOTHER OF THE FRENCH NEW WAVE,”
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too) on view September 11-November 8 at Logan Center Gallery
ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE OCTOBER 8-15
CHICAGO (July 28, 2015) – The University of Chicago’s Logan Center Gallery will host an exhibition of recent work by renowned French film director and visual artist Agnès Varda. Curated by Dominique Bluher – Lecturer and Director of M.A. Studies in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies – the multimedia Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too) can be seen from September 11-November 8, 2015 in the Logan Center Gallery, 915 E. 60th Street. The artist will be in residence October 8-15 for gallery talks and film screenings.https://arts.uchicago.edu/cinèvardaexpo/cinèvardaexpo-public-events

Varda puts films in her photos, and photos, potatoes and shells in her films and video installations. The exhibition Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too) proposes a dialogue between still photography and moving pictures. Four recent video installations will be presented alongside a selection of her photographic work exploring or questioning the polarity between still and moving, broken and continuous, fleeting and fixed or captured.

“In her work, Agnès Varda displays a powerful talent for weaving together questions of the individual and the collective, the subjective and the objective, the real and the imaginary, and the beautiful and the dismal,” said Bluher. “I love Varda’s poetic wit and intelligence, and the way she anchors the conceptual in the sensual. She is also unafraid of transformation: as she likes to put it, ‘I am an old filmmaker who has become a young visual artist.’ I am thrilled that Agnès Varda is coming to the University of Chicago to celebrate her work with us.”

Exhibition:                          Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too)
Venue:                                 Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts,
                                                915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Dates:                                   Sept. 11-Nov. 8 2015
Artist Reception:             Friday, October 9, 5-9 p.m.
Website:                             https://arts.uchicago.edu/cinevardaexpo
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