LIGHT AND SHADOW /
LUZ E SOMBRA
Published by Serralves
English / Portuguese
21.5 x 26.5 cm
Price: 200 lei
Texts by António Preto, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Raymond Bellour, Nathalie Mauffrey, Sylvain Dreyer.
To accompany the exhibition, the Serralves Foundation – Casa do Cinema Manoel de Oliveira edited a bilingual publication (Portuguese/English), profusely illustrated, with original essays by António Preto, Sylvain Dreyer, Claude Murcia, Nathalie Mauffrey and Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, the which adds the re-edition of a text by Raymond Bellour, the transcription of two unpublished conversations, one between Agnès Varda and Hans Ulrich Obrist and another between the director and Manoel de Oliveira. These texts are joined by a photographic report made by Agnès Varda in Portugal, in 1956, never before presented in its entirety. The publication also includes the contributions of several Portuguese Chefs, with recipes that have potatoes as their main ingredient.
Agnès Varda was an important figure in the development of the French Nouvelle Vague, a prolific filmmaker, photographer and installation artist. Her work was personal and involved with the world around her, often blurring the boundaries between documentary and fiction and focusing on her concerns with feminist issues, ecology and social conditions.