Vivian Maier self-portrait with reflections, holding her Rolleiflex camera, Chicago, 1956

Vivian Maier in Brittany

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Vivian Maier has proved incredibly popular with teachers and students alike in our creative writing competion. Now those of you in Brittany have an opportunity to get close up and personal with her work with a double exhibition at the Museums of Quimper and Pont Aven.

The Quimper exhibition focuses on Maier’s street photography in New York and Chicago, where she lived for many years. Pont Aven meanwhile is focusing on self-portraits, which she took throughout her career. The video below and downloadable brochure give more information.

Resources and Visits for Teachers
There's a game booklet (in French) you can download for students. Each museum has a day when it will present its exhibition to teachers in preparation for a class visit. At Pont Aven it is on Wednesday 23 February, 2 p.m. to 4.30. At Quimper it is on Wednesday 2 March 2-4 p.m.  There will also be an online training session on the theme of self-portraits proposed by Canopé on Thursday 3 March at 5 p.m. A teaching pack will be available soon.

Vivian Maier e(s)t son double
4 Feb-29 May 2022
Quimper and Pont Aven.

Maier’s self-portraits would make an excellent subject for an LLCER sequence on Expression et construction de soi Axe 2 : Mise en scène de soi. For example File 15 of Shine Bright LLCER, United Selves of America: What does the art of self-portrayal reveal about the American experience?


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