Time: August 11, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Street: 11 West 53 Street
City/Town: New York, NY 10019
Website or Map: http://www.moma.org/visit/cal…
Phone: (212) 708-9400
Event Type: cinema, series, france, french, film
Organized By: The Museum of Modern Art
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2012
2000. France. Directed by Anne-Sophie Birot. With Isild Le Besco. Lise looks forward to her summer trips to the coast, where her friend Gwen awaits. But the teenage girls have matured at different rates, making this year’s reunion tense. In French; English subtitles. 102 min.
July 22–August 14, 2012
Presented in conjunction with the gallery exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000
From the colorful, often Dickensian image of unaccompanied, soot-smudged children (aka urchins, ragamuffins, gamins, guttersnipes, street rats, or lil’ imps) roaming the streets of 19th-century industrial cities to contemporary reports of meninos de rua(street children) in Rio de Janeiro, throwaway kids in American urban centers, and youth displaced by civil war in Sierra Leone, prematurely emancipated children remain a distressing sociological phenomenon—and a compelling cinematic subject.
The moving picture also developed as a product of industrial innovation in the late 19th century, and the medium used daily life as inspiration for the earliest actualités and narrative films. Not only did the motion picture capture the derelict sociological status of youth emancipated by choice or fate, the camera also recorded children at play, at school, pursuing physical education, and creating youth-centric cultures. In the cinema, children are often positioned as taciturn witnesses to trauma and domestic events; sometimes they emerge with their psyches intact and sometimes they don’t.
The works selected for this exhibition—drawn primarily from MoMA’s collection—trace the image of the emancipated child, as central subject, as witness, and sometimes as catalyst for change.