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Hans-Ulrich Obrist Archive - Chapter 3: Agnès VardaA day without seeing a tree is a waste of a day

📍 Luma Fondation, Arles

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"A day without seeing a tree is a wasted day." - Agnès Varda In the third chapter of Hans-Ulrich Obrist's archive, there's a story about meeting Agnès Varda (1928-2019). She was a filmmaker, feminist, and pioneer artist who played a big role in the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This exhibition shows how Obrist introduced Varda to the world of art. In 2002, thanks to a meeting organised by Christian Boltanski and Annette Messager, Obrist finally got to meet and film Varda at her home. Varda and Obrist became friends through many interviews and projects, forming a strong artistic connection. In their last meeting on March 3, 2019, Varda invited her artist friends to be part of her final work, "Les Mains complices" (The Complicit Hands), a celebration of love.


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