Agnès Varda's Third Life

Exhibition at silent green
Summer 2022

Agnès Varda is regarded as one of the most influential creative personalities of our time - the photographer, filmmaker and visual artist, who died in 2019 at the age of ninety, left behind a life's work spanning more than six decades, in which the pioneer of modern film constantly reinvented herself. Her last creative period - her "third life as a young artist", as she called it herself - is still far less known and less accessible than the numerous films she directed before. The solo exhibition in the concrete hall of Silent Green is now dedicated to this "third life", which she began at the age of 75 at the Venice Biennale. This is the first time that such an extensive exhibition of Varda's work will be shown in Germany. A film series at Kino Arsenal accompanies the exhibition and shows selected films whose motifs are also reflected in the exhibition in a transformed form, making the cross-references within her work visible. In addition, the exhibition will be supplemented by a discourse program with lectures and lecture performances that will open up the film and art historical context of Varda's work: Companions, theorists and artists will come to Berlin to appreciate and discuss her work. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

Artistic Director: Dominique Bluher
Curator: Julia Fabry
in Cooperation with Succession Varda and Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.

A project of silent green Film Feld Forschung gGmbH.

Funded by the
German Federal Cultural Foundation                       

Funded by the Federal Government
Comissioner for Culture and the Media