RETROSPECTIVE ALEKSANDR SOKUROV – Cinema Galeries

RETROSPECTIVE ALEKSANDR SOKUROV

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Introducing

With the supervision of ALEKSANDR SOKUROV12.09>28.11.2013 . GALLERIES . Opening hours 14:00 – 20:00 (except Mondays)*. Aleksandr Sokurov’s films are characterised by powerful images that refer to existing paintings. In addition, with Russian Ark, he made one of the most important films about the Hermitage Museum.

Introducing

With the supervision of ALEKSANDR SOKUROV12.09>28.11.2013 . GALLERIES . Opening hours 14:00 – 20:00 (except Mondays)*. Aleksandr Sokurov’s films are characterised by powerful images that refer to existing paintings. In addition, with Russian Ark, he made one of the most important films about the Hermitage Museum.

With the supervision of ALEKSANDR SOKUROV
12.09>28.11.2013 . GALLERIES .

Opening hours 14:00 – 20:00 (except Mondays)*.

Aleksandr Sokurov’s films are characterised by powerful images that refer to existing paintings.

The film is like a grand tour of this enormous museum. And the elegy for which he travelled from Russia to the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum is also a translation of his passion for the ‘museum’ as a form of expression. Through the experience of time and the cinematic style that Sokorov employs, his cinema can also be compared to a meditative walk that refers to the sobriety of a museum visit. From September to November, Sokurov’s film work and his knowledge of museums will be presented in Brussels. BOZAR, CINEMATEK and GALERIES will present a major retrospective of his films in parallel with the exhibition “The Heroic” in the underground exhibition space of GALERIES.

His fiction and documentary films will be presented in three linked programme sections. BOZAR presents the premiere of Faust and a documentary programme, CINEMATEK presents the programme “Fantasies and Elegies” and finally, in GALERIES, there is the cycle “Art and People at War” in dialogue with the exhibition on the looting of the Iraq Museum during the occupation of Baghdad in 2003. The Braves” questions the looting of the Iraq Museum and other tragedies that have affected Iraq’s historical heritage since the beginning of the conflict in 1990. The exhibition is structured as a kind of documentary on the traces of these disconcerting events, gradually unfolding in the space through projections of photographic archives. It is a tribute to all those who, under impossible circumstances, have continued to fight to save this heritage.

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