Chantal Akerman: Moving Through Time and Space
January 19 - March 29, 2008
120 University of Houston Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX 77204-4018
Chantal Akerman has turned her moody documentary lens on subjects as diverse as post-communist Russia, illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona border and Jasper, Texas, the site of James Byrd’s horrific death. Despite her politically charged subjects, Akerman doesn’t engage in polemics. Her camera is an objective observer that also seeks out the beauty that surrounds her subjects. This will be Akerman’s first major museum show in the United States, and the artist will also debut "Women from Antwerp in November," a new 2-channel project created specifically for the exhibition.