April Artists’ Salon: Agnes Varda

3rd Thursdays (Upcoming: April 18th, 2019)

Verge Center for the Arts opens its gallery every 3rd Thursday from 5:30-7 for the Artists’ Salon: A group open to the public where we discuss one or various themes, artists, or topics in contemporary art. We will not be showing any of her films but rather discussing her work after looking over reference materials.

Join us this April 18th to converse about Agnes Varda’s films and influence in the French New Wave, expanded cinema, and more.

Agnès Varda (b. May 30 1928) was a French film director and professor at the European Graduate School. Her films, photographs, and art installations focused on documentary realism, feminist issues, and social commentary — with a distinct experimental style.
She passed away recently in March 29th, 2019.

Reference materials:

“Agnès Varda Is Dead at 90; Influential French New Wave Filmmaker”

Camera Three: Interview with Susan Sontag and Agnès Varda (1969)

Elsa la rose (1965 France 20 mins)

“Behind Jean-Luc Godard’s Shades: Agnès Varda’s Ways Of Seeing”

Don’t forget Movies on the Verge is happening right after the salon showing Godard’s “Image Book.” More info about that in the link below:

Want to learn more about Film? Check out our upcoming class “Film Appreciation: How WWII Refugees Gave Us Film Noir” taught by Richard St. Ofle. More information in the link below: