Chantal Akerman: Moving Through Time and Space

May 8, 2009 - Aug 2, 2009

More Info

Les femmes d’Anvers en Novembre (Women of Antwerp in November), 2007. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo by David Ulmer. 

De l’autre côté (From the Other Side), 2002. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo by David Ulmer.

De l’autre côté (From the Other Side), 2002. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo by David Ulmer.

Chantal Akerman, La Bás (Down There), 2006. Video (still). Courtesy of the artist Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.

 

Les femmes d’Anvers en Novembre (Women of Antwerp in November), 2007. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo by David Ulmer. De l’autre côté (From the Other Side), 2002. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo by David Ulmer.De l’autre côté (From the Other Side), 2002. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo by David Ulmer.Chantal Akerman, La Bás (Down There), 2006. Video (still). Courtesy of the artist Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.  

RESOURCES

Exhibition Guide
Download

Exhibition Catalog
Buy

 

Recognized as one of the most important directors in film history, Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman presents her key films and major installations, spotlighting the crossover genres of film and visual art. The five projects of this touring exhibition, including a newly commissioned film, span more than two decades of Akerman’s career, opening a window on to the shifting frames between fact and fiction. Exploring the politics of territorial borders, recent histories of racism, and the poetics of personal journeys, Akerman’s films touch on ideas about image, gaze, space, performance, and narration.

Akerman was born in Brussels in 1950. She now lives and works in Paris. She has made more than twenty-five films over thirty years. She has been awarded a Lumiere Award (France’s Academy Award) and a FIRPRESCI Prize (International Federation of Film Critics), was nominated for the Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival), and was an artist in residence at Harvard University. She has exhibited her films and installations internationally. 

 

Sponsors

The exhibition and catalog have been generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). Additional support for the catalog has been provided by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation.

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Arts and Education Council; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.