Femmes Artistes : Annette Messager

Germany | 2016 | 26 min
German, French
Cinematography: Christoph Lerch
Distribution: Phlox Films
Editing: Anette Fleming
Music: Eva Jantschitsch
Producer: Claudia Müller
Production: Phlox Films


In this episode from the series Femmes artistes, the history of art from a female perspective is recounted through the favourite works of Annette Messager, one of Europe’s most celebrated visual artists. Since the 1970s, Messager has fought against the invisibility of women by parodying female artists, their works and their preoccupations. In a virtual exhibition, she talks about the artists who inspire her, such as Alina Szapocznikow and Eva Hesse, forgotten for too long, and Elika Hedayat and Emma Dusong, two young artists.


Claudia Müller

Born in Bergneustadt, Germany, in 1964, Claudia Müller studied German literature, journalism and arts in Berlin and Cologne. She worked for filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Krzystof Zanoussi. Since 1991, she has worked as a television journalist and director on numerous film portraits, videos, interviews and documentaries. She is interested in the visual arts and has made many films about artists, from Jenny Holzer to Kiki Smith, Shirin Neshat, VALIE EXPORT and Cindy Sherman (Die Zeit).

Filmography | VALIE EXPORT (2015) ; The Universe of Kiki Smith (2014) ; The New York Waterfront (2012-2013) ; Hoffmanns fabelhafte Welt der Gemüse (2012-2013) ; Hans Neuenfels (2011) ; Art Clash (2011) ; Shirin Neshat (2010) ; Annette Humpe (2010) ; Verliebt in die DDR ( in love with the GDR) (2010) ; About Jenny Holzer (2009).

Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Screening # 21
Presented by Consulat Général de France au Québec