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University of Chicago to Celebrate Agnes Varda With Events and Week-Long Residency

University of Chicago to Celebrate Agnes Varda With Events and Week-Long Residency

After debuting a new short for Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series at this year’s Venice Film Festival (September 2-12), Agnes Varda will head to the University of Chicago for a week-long residence on October 8-15.

The university’s celebration of Varda’s films and other artworks will consist of screenings, talks, exhibitions, and master classes for students.

According to UChicago, “CinéVardaExpo.Agnès Varda in Chicago
includes a public lecture by Varda on Oct. 9, a conversation between
Varda and artist Jessica Stockholder on Oct. 11, a public Q&A on
Oct. 15, and screenings of selected films throughout the week — many attended by Varda herself. The Logan Center Gallery will host an exhibition of Varda’s recent work,
“Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too),” from Sept. 11 to
Nov. 8.”

“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 Dominique Bluher, one of the organizers of Varda’s residency.

“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,’” Bluher continued. “I am thrilled that Agnès Varda is coming to the University of Chicago to celebrate her work with us.”

Find more information on the event here. Reservations are required for some events and will be available

READ MORE: Agnes Varda Criticizes Lack of Recognition for Women Directors at European Film Awards

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