8.25 x 10.25 inch, 72 page, hardcover catalog. 96 color pictures.
Edited by Terrie Sultan. Essays by Bill Arning, Rina Carvajal, Klaus Ottmann, Claudia Schmuckli, and Terrie Sultan.
Published by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston.
May 8 - August 2, 2009
Since 1968, Brussels-born, Paris-based Chantal Akerman has produced over 50 film and video works, in the genres of documentary and French New Wave-inspired fictional narrative. She is one of the foremost auteur-directors working today, yet she has never had a solo museum exhibition in the United States, nor has there been significant scholarly inquiry into her body of work. Her early experiments with Structuralist, Marxist and Feminist filmmaking have expanded what is possible in film today. Asserting Akerman’s contribution to the genre, this volume introduces her work to those who have not had a chance to see it firsthand. With interpretive and anecdotal commentary on Akerman’s oeuvre, the documentary films covered here have not been explored elsewhere.
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