Babette Mangolte

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Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Babette Mangolte. I = Eye
Opening & Artist Talk
Opening: 17. December 2016 | 5 pm
Curator: Luca Lo Pinto
Exhibition: 18. December 2016 – 12. February 2017
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna Austria

 

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Babette Mangolte, WATER MOTOR (Still), 1978, 16mm, 7 min., © Babette Mangolte, Courtesy BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM, New York

 

With I = Eye Kunsthalle Wien presents a homage to the groundbreaking œuvre of an icon of international experimental film: Babette Mangolte.

Mangolte’s early interests lay within the field of performance: documenting the art, dance and theater scene of the 1970s. In the late-1970s she began to focus on the urban environment and the vast landscapes of the U.S. West Coast. I = Eye, her most comprehensive solo show to date, presents a diverse array of Mangolte’s films and photographic works (including recent projects revisiting the transcription of performance and its historicisation). They connect in an absolutely unique form influences from silent cinema, American experimental films, and feminist film theory to generate her very special handwriting. The exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, influenced by Mangolte’s crucial interest in the staging of the subjective camera, is conceived with an accordingly experimental approach as a score using time and space as a medium.

On the occasion of the exhibition opening curator Luca Lo Pinto

will talk to the artist about her work.

Free Admission!

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Babette Mangolte, The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (Still), 1977, 16mm, 88 min., © Babette Mangolte, Courtesy BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM, New York

Babette Mangolte (US citizen, born in France 1941) is an iconic figure of the international experimental film. I = EYE serves as a landmark celebration of her seminal artistic œuvre and is one of her most comprehensive solo exhibitions to date.

Mangolte’s early interests lay within the field of performance: documenting the art, dance and theater scene of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s she began to focus on the urban environment and the vast landscapes of the U.S. West Coast. I = Eye presents a diverse array of Mangolte’s films and photographic works (including recent projects revisiting the transcription of performance and its historicisation.) They connect in an absolutely unique form influences from silent cinema, American experimental films, and feminist film theory to generate her very special handwriting.

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Babette Mangolte, Roof Piece on the High Line(Still), 2011/12, HD Video, 35 min, © Babette Mangolte, Courtesy BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM, New York

The exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, influenced by Mangolte’s crucial interest in the staging of the subjective camera, is conceived with an accordingly experimental approach as a score using time and space as a medium.

Babette Mangolte was the cinematographer for Chantal Akerman, Yvonne Rainer a.o. In 1975 Mangolte completed What Maisie Knew, her first film, which received the “Prix de la Lumiere” at the Toulon Film Festival in 1975. Other important films by Babette Mangolte are amongst others: The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (1977), The Cold Eye (1980), The Sky on Location (1982), Visible Cities (1991) and Four Pieces by Morris (1993). One of her most recent films is Seven Easy Pieces (2007) which documents Marina Abramović’s re-enactment of seminal works from the 1970s at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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Babette Mangolte, The Camera: Je or La Camera: I (Still), 1977, 16mm, 88 min., © Babette Mangolte, Courtesy BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN & HARLEM, New York

 

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Babette Mangolte. I = Eye
Sunday tour
18/12 2016 | 4 pm
With Daniela Fasching
Exhibition: 18. December 2016 – 12. February 2017
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna Austria
 
 
Babette Mangolte is an iconic figure of international experimental film.
I = Eye covers a wide range of works stemming from early cinematic and experimental films to her documentary photography of the theatre, dance, and performance of the New York avant-garde in the 1970s with the addition of two remastered historical sitespecific installations as well as recent projects. The Sunday tours in German introduce visitors to the exhibition and the multifaceted work of Babette Mangolte.
 
Free with admission

 

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