De Hallen

Michel Auder

20 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

© Michel Auder
Untitled (I Was looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back At Me To See Me Looking Back At You), 2012
Large As Life
20 September - 30 November 2014

This autumn De Hallen Haarlem is realizing a solo exhibition by renowned filmmaker Michel Auder (1945, FR / USA). After the Charles Atlas exhibition in De Hallen Haarlem in 2012, Auder’s exhibition presents a new large overview of an influential older artist who has for a long time remained under the radar of a large audience. The scene surrounding Andy Warhol’s Factory with whom he came in contact through his wife Viva, one of Warhol’s favourite Superstars, defined Auder’s early New York career. After that he devoted himself to travel accounts, portraits of artists, TV-collages and experimental feature films. In all of these he shows a remarkable sense for the small details in everyday life; his films elevate the mundane to the extraordinary.

The exhibition in De Hallen Haarlem concentrates on different periods in Auder’s career, from early experimental films such as Keeping Busy (1969) and Cleopatra (1970) to ​​recent work made with an iPhone. The downstairs area of the Vleeshal will be devoted to video works; the top floor of the Vleeshal will offer visitors a cinematic experience. This exhibition follows last year’s presentations of Auder’s work at the Kunsthalle Basel, Culturgest in Lisbon and Portikus Frankfurt, which brought a renewed interest in his work. De Hallen Haarlem recently acquired five of Auder’s film works: Chronicles (Morocco) (1971-72), Polaroid Cocaine (1993), Endless Column (2011), Untitled (I Was Looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back At Me To See Me Looking Back At You) (2012) and The Town (1999).

Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij

Tags: Charles Atlas, Michel Auder, Andy Warhol