« J'ai eu trois vies : une vie de photographe, une vie de cinéaste et une vie de ce qu'on appelle tristement artiste plasticienne, enfin disons, artiste. »
This exhibition focuses on Agnès Varda's photographic oeuvre, still relatively unknown despite being her first artistic activity. Nearly 80 photographs make up the exhibition, most of them in black and white and all from a recently rediscovered archive by Rosalie Varda, the artist's daughter and curator of this exhibition.
The exhibition presents both period prints made in Agnès Varda's darkroom as well as posthumous silver prints. Portraits of the artists Alexander Calder, Germaine Richier, Valentine Schlegel and Vera & Pierre Székely are shown for the first time. As close friends of Varda, she had them pose next to their artistic works or capture them while they were doing their creative work.
Galerie Nathalie Obadia is situated in Ixelles, where Agnès Varda was born in 1928.
Agnès Varda dans son laboratoire rue Daguerre, circa 1954 © succession Varda