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CHRIS MARKER – The Cinémathèque Catalog

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Publisher: Cinémathèque française, 2018ISBN: 978-2-330-01569-5 Direction d’ouvrage: Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van AsscheEn collaboration avec Florence Tissot Editeur: David Lestringant Table of Contents Chronologie Florence Tissot Introduction Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van Assche I – Ouverture Florence Delay — L’invention de Marker II — Guerre, après-guerre Jean Michel Frodon — 1939-1946, fragments...

France Culture Podcasts – Conversations on Chris Marker

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We have been following with appreciation the podcasts of France Culture on the occasion of the phenomenal Sept Vies d’un Cinéaste exhibition/retrospective, conversations that touch on Chris Marker’s life, friendships and wisdom in a way that the written word has a harder time achieving – the Costa-Gavras conversation is exemplary in this regard. There is an intimacy to the spoken voice that comes through vividly, and the questions posed by Albane...

Cinemathèque française Announces Chris Marker Exhibition + Retrospective

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Exciting news from the Cinémathèque française announcing dates for the much-anticipated Chris Marker exhibition has been posted on www.cinematheque.fr. Here’s the intro and several citations for now. English translations have been added at the end of the post. For background on the acquisition of Marker’s estate, see State of the Estate and State of the Estate II: The Glorious Shambles, as well as Fonds Chris Marker – 550 Grands Cartons chez...

Ghost Cat: Postcards + Exhibitions

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Card 5 of 15 Roma, 1956 Chris Marker, Image from Staring Back May 12-August 12, 2007 Exhibition organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Ohio State University FYI, there are two postcard sets by Chris Marker that I know of. This set is from Wexner and is, I believe, out of print. The other is Chris Marker, How a grinning cat visits the HISTORY OF ART, 10 Postcards, Peter Blum Editions. This production, to my knowledge, is also no longer available...

Pompidou Planète Marker Video Archive

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It’s been a great pleasure, having been unable to attend the Centre Pompidou’s 2013 Chris Marker exhibition and retrospective, to witness the appearance on Daily Motion of videos of the talks that were held, as well as a wonderfully edited overall / intro video that emerges us in Marker’s visual world. While a longer post is in progress on the series and the practice of video archiving, I did want to present the intro video first, as a kind of...

Chris Marker Exhibition Opens in Oslo

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Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat 31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015 Opening Friday, 31 October 2014, 7pm. Opening speech by Christine Van Assche, Curator at Large at Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Artistic Director, Mats Stjernstedt Guided tour in the exhibition on Saturday, 1 November, 2 pm, by Christine Van Assche and Mats Stjernstedt Kunstnernes Hus presents the first Scandinavian retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia...

Coréennes by John Fitzgerald – Chris Marker Photo Exhibition at Peter Blum Gallery

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John Fitzgerald is a periodic contributor to chrismarker.org, and we would like to extend our gratitude to him for crafting this piece for us. Previously he has written In a Train of the Métro, Passengers and A Grin Without a Cat, Lincoln Center. A question that arose toward the end of my recent visit to Peter Blum Gallery in New York to view the Chris Marker “Koreans” exhibition is illustrative of the veil of mystery that hangs over so much of his life and work...

Peter Blum Presents Chris Marker ‘Koreans’

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PETER BLUM GALLERY Blumarts Inc. 20 West 57th Street | www.peterblumgallery.com | New York, NY 10019 [email protected] | Tel 212 244 6055 For Immediate Release: Chris Marker : Koreans September 4 — October 18, 2014 Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans, which opens on September 4th at 20 West 57th Street, New York. Chris Marker was one of the last journalists who had the unique opportunity to travel and explore North Korea...

A Grin Without a Cat – Whitechapel Catalogue Arrives

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The Whitechapel catalogue has arrived. It is a wonderful work of art and scholarship. For now, here is a scan of the cover along with the table of contents, plus a pdf of front and back covers and a link to Whitechapel’s shop. Table of Contents Forward by Magnus af Petersens and Iwona Blazwick Chris Marker, the Time of the World by Christine Van Assche Statues Also Die: THE MUSEUM Petite Planète: TRAVELOGUES At the Sign of the Black Cat by Chris Darke...

Curating Chris Marker: The Word & The Image

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Appearing in the Whitechappel channel on Youtube, the following video was just released and gives an excellent overview of the architecture of the exhibition, modeled on the play of image and text that pervades all of Marker’s creations. One learns from the curators’ reflections how the exhibition was designed to cover in this manner all aspects of the multifarious makings of the maker Chris Marker. Well, that’s quite a mouthful already, so...

Chris Marker Whitechapel Retrospective – Press Release

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Post updated 4.30.14 with exhibition photographs Chris Marker 16 April – 22 June 2014, Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9) Admission Free The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia artist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012). Marker is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the ‘essay film’ and is best known as the director of over 60 films including Sans soleil...

Marker Retrospective @ Whitechapel

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The Whitechapel Gallery on High Street in London has announced the following Chris Marker retrospective: Chris Marker 16 April – 22 June 2014, Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9). Visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and artist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012) is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the ‘essay film’. He is best known as the director of over 50 films including Sans soleil (Sunless , 1983), A Grin Without a Cat...

Planète Marker Coming to Centre Pompidou

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About Raymond Bellour The introduction to Chris Marker for the Planète Marker exhibition & film screenings opening on October 16th at the Centre Pompidou, reprinted below, bears the signature of Raymond Bellour—in my opinion the greatest commentator on Marker, and certainly among the most innovative film theorists of our time. Bellour is the co-author, with Laurent Roth, of the excellent book Qu’est-ce qu’une Madeleine?: A propos du CD-ROM Immemory...

PASSENGERS

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JOHN FITZGERALD All images courtesy the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York. PASSENGERS is Chris Marker’s second photographic exhibition featuring images from the Paris Métro. These days, if I wanted to somehow meet Chris Marker, I would probably go to Paris and ride the trains all afternoon hoping for a glimpse of him—it is becoming his natural habitat. But why is an artist/filmmaker/writer, whose work has literally taken him all over the entire world, now so...

Chris Marker Passengers at Peter Blum Gallery

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The following is a press release we received from the Peter Blum Gallery in New York. If you’re in the Big Apple, enjoy! Chris Marker PASSENGERS April 2 – June 4, 2011 Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker, PASSENGERS. This exhibition, opening on April 2, 2011, will be presented at both Peter Blum Soho (99 Wooster Street) and Peter Blum Chelsea (526 West 29th Street). This will be Chris Marker’s third solo exhibition with the gallery...

Beirut Art Center Presents Chris Marker Exhibition “Par quatre chemins”

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Source: www.beirutartcenter.org Location: Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon. Dates: November 25.10 – January 29.11 Opening reception: Wednesday November 24, from 6 pm to 9 pm About the exhibition “Beirut Art Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition dedicated to the influential French artist and filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker is best known for his cinematic essays that explore the...

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