September 13, 2019 - Eye Filmmuseum - Andrei Tarkovsky - The Exhibition
September 13, 2019

Eye Filmmuseum

Andrei Tarkovsky, Nostalghia, 1983.

Andrei Tarkovsky - The Exhibition
Exhibition, films, talks & events
September 14–December 6, 2019

Eye Filmmuseum
IJpromenade 1
1031 KT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

A first substantial exhibition on the work of the iconic Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. His films are characterized by their poetic and visual power and their visionary and spiritual themes. With films such as Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1974) and especially Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932‒1986) made his name as a leading innovator of the language of cinema.

This autumn, Eye presents an exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker mystic, and his quest for existential truth. The work of Andrei Tarkovsky weaves together dreams and memories, past and present. The painterly beauty of his images, his metaphysical reflections on humanity, and his lucid observations about cinema still inspire new generations of filmmakers and artists.

The exhibition has been conceived to get as close as possible to Tarkovsky and his work. The exhibition reasons from the filmmaker's ideas regarding the "poetry of the image" and the "poetic montage." It will intoxicate the visitors in the director’s imagery with numerous precisely chosen fragments from his films.

In addition, the exhibition includes previously unreleased materials from Tarkovsky’s private archive, including letters, scripts and other documents, and a selection of his Polaroids. The accompanying film programme features recently digitally restored films of Tarkovsky.

Curated by Jaap Guldemond, in collaboration with Marente Bloemheuvel.

Founded in 2012, Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam was based on the former Dutch Cinematheque and focuses its exhibition programme on the intersection between film and visual arts. Eye explores the interplay between film and visual arts and vice versa. Recent exhibitions have been organised with artists and filmmakers such as William Kentridge, Ryoji Ikeda, Jesper Just, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, João Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Anthony McCall, Jan Svankmajer and many others.

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