Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
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b. 1950, Brussels, Belgium
d. 2015, Paris, France

Chantal Akerman’s work can be considered as a meditation on the problematic nature of the representational abilities of cinema. Many of her works contain images that are presented in unbroken takes from a fixed perspective, and her films are often marked by the lack of conventional cinematic devices such as dialogue or plot. Often set in real time, they display a lack of hierarchy in the way in which the images are presented; the gradual accumulation of small details and everyday observations create a language of great emotional power.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2012 Too Far Too Close, Cinema Zuid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
  • 2009 – 2010 Chantal Akerman, Galerie Marion Goodman, Paris
  • 2009 Chantal Akerman: Film Retrospective, a solo exhibition at Sào Paulo
  • 2008 a solo exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London
  • 2004 Rétrospective Intégral, a solo exhibition at Cinema at Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • 1998 Self-portrait/Autobiography: A Work In Progress, a solo exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Frith Street Gallery
  • 1995 D’Est: Au Bord de la Fiction, a touring solo exhibition at Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, Bruxelles; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia

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Image of: Women from Antwerp in November (Femmes d’Anvers en Novembre)
  • Women from Antwerp in November (Femmes d’Anvers en Novembre) , 2007
  • Two channel projection