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Special event: Chantal Akerman reading Thursday, April 11, 7pm

In conjunction with her solo exhibition Maniac Shadows, Chantal Akerman will present an evening length performative reading of a new autobiographical text, My Mother Laughs. The text details her aging mother's daily life, intertwined with wider themes of familial relations and personal history. After the reading, attendees may preview the exhibition, opening April 12th.

Playing on entwined relationships of presence and absence, the legendary Belgian filmmaker’s latest installation features video shot at her residences in different countries. During the exhibition’s opening day, Akerman will be recorded in The Kitchen’s second-floor space reading from her story My Mother Laughs. This video will join the others, introducing a kind of psycho-geography for domestic settings at once near and far.

Curated by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan

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Chantal Akerman
Maniac Shadows
curators: Tim Griffin, Lumi Tan