Exhibition “Chantal Akerman”

Article publié le 29 November 2022

Until January 15th, 2023 at the Bozar

2024 will be the year… of the great retrospective dedicated to Chantal Akerman in Brussels. As a first act, the Bozar Museum is presenting an installation that was not very popular with the public before, which the Belgian director set up in 1998: Selfportrait/Autobiography: A Work In Progress. It is presented through 6 to 8 monitors and contains images from several films from different periods: Hôtel Monterey (1972), Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du commerce à 1080 Bruxelles (1975), Toute une nuit (1982) and D’Est (1993). Scenes of ‘everyday life’ as it rarely appears to us or as we refuse to see it, such as the majestic Delphine Seyrig, whose schedule and emotions are turned upside down. Strong women in front of and behind the camera, guiding this piano suspended in the air above our lives for us…