Agnès Varda, beaches, huts and shells
Exhibitions until November 20, 2022 at the Malmaison, La Croisette 47, 06400 Cannes, daily open (10am - 7pm), phone : 04.97.06.45.21, ticket full price : 6€, and Villa Domergue, 15 impasse Fiesole, 06400 Cannes, daily open (11am - 7pm), ticket full price : 6€.
The beach stays present inside the Agnès Varda art work. Everything begins during world war two when she moves with her family to the city of Sète a mediterranean harbor and lives in waterfront boat she rebuilds faithfully for "Les plages d'Agnès" her 2008 awarded film. This link can also be find in her first feature movie "Pointe courte" directed in 1954 who has deeply influenced some new wave film makers. Inside "Les plages d'Agnès" she explains that her parents wanted to name her Arlette tributing the Arles city near the sea. In 1947 Agnès Varda leaves her family for the first time to Marseille and takes a boat to the Corse island for working with fishermen. During her career she will receive many awards and meet some famous people like her own husband the film director Jacques Demi, the film director François Truffaut, the Doors singer Jim Morrison and the actor Harrison Ford but still keep the line with beaches. In 2006 Agnes Varda takes the control of the Cartier Foundation dedicated to contemporary art around the Noirmoutier island for the "Île ou elle" exhibition. She builds the installation names "Ping Pong Tong Camping" owning many things used on beaches and highlights her first huts made with films pelliculas. The Villa Domergue and the Malmaison welcomes some of them showing us the creativity of Agnès Varda.