Archive for February, 2011

Agnès Varda – Open Windows

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Agnès Varda – Open Windows

Presented by the 22nd Cork French Film Festival in association with CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery





March 10th – April 2nd / Wandesford Quay Gallery


The exhibition hosted in association with the Wandesford Quay Gallery presents Varda’s video installations and fine art photography. Highlights include Portraits Brisés (Shattered Portraits), a set of 18 photographs some of which were specially created for this show. Varda shows fragile faces, shivering souls and fragmented moments printed on glass or mirrors. A fragmented self-portrait of the artist completes this series, along with two broken mirrors, in which visitors can contemplate their own shattered faces. Her ongoing Patates Coeurs (Potato Hearts) series will be familiar to those who have seen her seminal film The Gleaners & I (2000) which screens as part of our film retrospective. Other pieces featured in her groundbreaking exhibition at Foundation Cartier for Contemporary Arts in Paris in 2005. Le Tombeau de Zgougou (Zgougou’s Tomb) a video installation with music by Steve Reich takes us from the grave of the filmmaker’s beloved cat to a cosmic view of the wider world and stars.

In addition to this, Alliance Française de Cork Gallery will host a separate exhibition of black and white photographs. This stunning collection features portraits of Varda’s encounters with an array of iconic 1960’s figures from Frederico Fellinin to Fidel Castro and Anna Karina to Sophia Loren.

The exhibition runs from 10th March – 2nd April 2011
Wandesford Quay Gallery, wandesford Quay, Cork City. Opening Hours: wed – Sat 10am – 6pm

Master Classes with Peter Ting, Ceramicist

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

START 2011

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011