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Chantal Akerman - Travelling
14.03.24 → 21.07.2024

This exhibition traces the atypical trajectory of Belgian filmmaker, writer, and artist Chantal Akerman (Brussels 1950 - Paris 2015). From the very beginning in Brussels to the Mexican desert, from her very first films to her last installations in 2015.

This is the first major retrospective exhibition on the Brussels-based artist, featuring unique and never-before-seen images, production, and working documents from her archive. Follow all the stages of her career through the years and places Akerman has traversed and filmed. She went there to work with media as diverse as film, television, text, and installation.

An scaled-down and adapted version of the exhibition travels afterwards to the Jeu de Paume in Paris (27.09.24 - 19.01.25).

Chantal Akerman is an inspiration to all generations. She remains a role model for a lot of directors and artists today. Expect a journey full of images and archives – from the burlesque to the tragic, from the intimacy of a bedroom to the desert.

Parallel to the exhibition, the CINEMATEK is showing a complete retrospective of Chantal Akerman's films. Chantal Akerman
Retrospective & Carte blanche

15.03.24 → 21.07.24 (CINEMATEK)