Madame B will be on show in Australia! We are very proud of the exhibition travelling from South America to Oceania. The opening will be on August 1 at the gallery of the Sydney College of the Arts where the show will be on view until August 30.
Today is the opening of Madame B in Colombia! The exhibition is located at two sites, in Medellín and Villegas. Lucrecia Piedrahita Orrego curated the exhitbition for these locations. We’ll update the website soon with photos and a video tour.
We are thrilled to announce the opening of the exhibition in Åland, as this is where we shot many of the film scenes. The opening was very special for Michelle and Mieke as many of the cast and crew joined and on top of this all, the whole show was curated by the producer of our film, Mervi Appel. Mervi now works as director of the Eckerö Post och Tullhus and made the exhibition possible in this beautiful venue next to the sea side of where Emma and Rodolphe meet in scene 6.
On Wednesday March 26 Lancaster University will hold a preview screening of Madame B in the Storey. The film will be shown at 6pm followed by a lecture by Mieke and Q&A afterwards. Please join if you’d like, all are welcome.
Tonight there will be a preview screening in Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź at 6PM. Mieke will be present and she warmly welcomes everybody (who is in the neighborhood). Please find more information (in Polish) about the event here.
On her exhibition journey Madame B has stopped in Zürich for a small satellite show called When Love Fails Us. The show will be on display at the Museum Bärengasse until 28 February 2014. Mieke made a video impression for those not able to visit Museum Bärengasse.
The online art and culture magazine Arterritory features and interview with Mieke about Madame B and the Tallinn show. You can the whole interview on arterritory.com.
“Flaubert described his time and culture critically, but with a prophetic foresight. His character, Emma, was discovered decades later, by Freud. The destructive consequence of ruthless capitalism is only now showing its destructive face. This is why we reject the historical costume drama that emphasizes the historical remoteness of the novel. Almost all other films based on this novel do this. It is as if they are afraid of the similarities with today. They think that historicizing the novel is being faithful to it, but it is the contrary – it is a huge betrayal. Flaubert wrote a contemporary novel. Historical costume drama puts Emma’s mistakes and tragedy at a safe distance, but it is just around the corner.”
Arterritory.com is an art and culture website in Latvian, Russian, and English, which focuses on Baltic, Scandinavian, and Russian art and its manifestations elsewhere in the world.
Mieke and Michelle filmed a walkthrough of the exhibition Emotions and Capitalism at the Vaal galerii in Tallinn, Estonia. Please enjoy if you cannot visit the show.