This November 1st to 11th, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will feature a mid-career retrospective exhibit of French filmmaker Marie Losier’s work over the last 15 years. Losier is known for her intimate film portraits of experimental musicians and composers. This exhibit celebrates the addition of some of Losier’s films to the MoMA’s permanent collection, as well as her collection of work as a whole.
Losier, who is originally from France, moved in 1994 to New York where she originally aspired to study painting but quickly fell into the world of film. In her career so far, she has created twenty four short films, and two feature length pictures; her most recent feature length film is called Cassandro, the Exotico! (2018) and presents the story of Saúl Armendáriz, a Mexican luchador turned drag queen. Innovative, avant-garde artists become the features of Losier’s films because of her love for extraordinary performance. Losier has also been the film curator at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York since 2000.