Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, Chantal Akerman, 1975, Belgio/Francia. Courtesy Cinémathèque royale de Belgique
Tuesday 27 June 2017 ore 17:30 - ore 19:00

Chantal Akerman: identity and memory

video gallery – admittance € 5  SOLD OUT
free for myMAXXI card holders (the first 10 places may be reserved by writing to by the day before the event, subject to availability)

A talk and a performance dedicated to one of the most revolutionary artists and directors in the history of film

On the occasion of the opening of Chantal Akerman. From the Other Side, the most extensive Italian retrospective following her death, theorists, curators and musicians meet to discuss the artist. Akerman’s work is an exploration of memory and in memory: the artist’s personal memory, the historical memory and that of the observers intertwine in an endless dialogue. The talk is an opportunity to retrace the extraordinary filmography that – from the great themes of female identity and deterritorialization to the contaminations between film, music and performance arts – has revolutionised the cinematic idiom and the spectatorial aesthetic.

The celebrated Franco-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, who features in many of Chantal Akerman’s films, will pay tribute to the director playing in a dialogue with the images of Saute ma ville (1968).

within the artapes, setting there will also be a preview of an extract from Trims (2016), the experimental feature film that Adam Roberts has made as homage to Chantal Akerman.

Introduced by
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director, MAXXI Arte
Giulia Ferracci Curator, MAXXI

Sonia Wieder-Atherton artist

Veronica Pravadelli Roma Tre University
Carla Subrizi La Sapienza University

Giovanna Fazzuoli and Giulia Magno Curators of the retrospective