Mona Varichon: Film Screening

709 N. Hill St. inside Asian Center upstairs suite #105 Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
Jan 18, 12 PM - 6 PM — ends Feb 04, 2023
For three weeks, Bel Ami presents a series of films by Franco-Egyptian artist, author and translator Mona Varichon.

The screening is open and free to all, Wednesday through Saturday, noon to six PM. The program is as follows:

12:00 – 12:45 La Cité des arts

1:00 – 2:15 Insta Stories

2:30 – 3:00 Mother Trilogy

3:00 – 3:45 La Cité des arts

4:00 – 5:15 Insta Stories

5:30 – 6:00 Mother Trilogy



The screening is composed of three parts:

La Cité des arts (total running time 45 min)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 1, Roll call (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 2, Classes (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 3, The teachers’ lounge (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 4, The corridors (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 5, Recess (2021)

‘…an artistic chronicle of present times whose light form does not prevent reflection on the constitution of a community and its sociological and political forms of life’ – Caroline Ferreira, MOVE: Intimacy as Resistance, National Gallery Prague, September 2022
Insta Stories (total running time 69 min)
23 mars 2019 Gilets Jaunes Acte XIX (2020)
4 avril 2019 Mallaury chante ‘Assa’ pour la sortie du livre ‘Le combat Adama’ (2020)
15 avril 2019 Notre-Dame Brûle (2020)
April 21 2019 Kardashian-Jenner-West Easter Sunday Service at Coachella (2020)
24 décembre 2019 Opéra de Paris en grève (2020)
2K19 Weather Diaries ou la Météo du monde d’avant (2022)

‘…her hand is removed save for minimal editing. She is archiving our present moments […] halting our disposable timeline and proving that transposing can make meaningful what we are barely able to recall’ – Laura Owens, ‘Artist’s Favourites,’ Spike Magazine #64, Summer 2020
Mother Trilogy (total running time 27 min)
And What Made Me Think Of You, (2016)
This Thing I Want, I Know Not What (2017)
No, I Was Thinking Of Life (CC) (2018)

‘…long distance, loss, improvisatory laws, and bilingualism each tie in as evasive subjects that find family resemblance in their total lack of control and risk of miscommunication. It’s straight out of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ – Sabrina Tarasoff, Flash Art International, July 2018


Refreshments will be provided.

For three weeks, Bel Ami presents a series of films by Franco-Egyptian artist, author and translator Mona Varichon.

The screening is open and free to all, Wednesday through Saturday, noon to six PM. The program is as follows:

12:00 – 12:45 La Cité des arts

1:00 – 2:15 Insta Stories

2:30 – 3:00 Mother Trilogy

3:00 – 3:45 La Cité des arts

4:00 – 5:15 Insta Stories

5:30 – 6:00 Mother Trilogy



The screening is composed of three parts:

La Cité des arts (total running time 45 min)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 1, Roll call (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 2, Classes (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 3, The teachers’ lounge (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 4, The corridors (2021)
La Cité des arts, Épisode 5, Recess (2021)

‘…an artistic chronicle of present times whose light form does not prevent reflection on the constitution of a community and its sociological and political forms of life’ – Caroline Ferreira, MOVE: Intimacy as Resistance, National Gallery Prague, September 2022
Insta Stories (total running time 69 min)
23 mars 2019 Gilets Jaunes Acte XIX (2020)
4 avril 2019 Mallaury chante ‘Assa’ pour la sortie du livre ‘Le combat Adama’ (2020)
15 avril 2019 Notre-Dame Brûle (2020)
April 21 2019 Kardashian-Jenner-West Easter Sunday Service at Coachella (2020)
24 décembre 2019 Opéra de Paris en grève (2020)
2K19 Weather Diaries ou la Météo du monde d’avant (2022)

‘…her hand is removed save for minimal editing. She is archiving our present moments […] halting our disposable timeline and proving that transposing can make meaningful what we are barely able to recall’ – Laura Owens, ‘Artist’s Favourites,’ Spike Magazine #64, Summer 2020
Mother Trilogy (total running time 27 min)
And What Made Me Think Of You, (2016)
This Thing I Want, I Know Not What (2017)
No, I Was Thinking Of Life (CC) (2018)

‘…long distance, loss, improvisatory laws, and bilingualism each tie in as evasive subjects that find family resemblance in their total lack of control and risk of miscommunication. It’s straight out of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ – Sabrina Tarasoff, Flash Art International, July 2018


Refreshments will be provided.



Mona Varichon (b. 1989 in Paris, France) lives and works in Paris. She received her MFA from ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 2018. She wonders where and for whom artworks live, and whether her work can exist online or in a community before it exists in a gallery or museum. She recently presented performances at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) and the Capc musée d’art contemporain (Bordeaux, France), and her work has been exhibited at Les Urbaines Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland), Alienze (Vienna, Austria), the Sifang Art Museum Satellite (Shanghai, China), the National Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic), Cocotte (Treignac, France), Balice Hertling (Paris, France), and in Los Angeles at The Vanity Gallery, in lieu, the Redcat Theatre, the Echo Park Film Center and The Egyptian Theater. She is currently a resident at Laura Owens’s Studio of the South in Arles, France and is translating the memoirs of American artists George and Mike Kuchar.

Mona Varichon (b. 1989 in Paris, France) lives and works in Paris. She received her MFA from ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 2018. She wonders where and for whom artworks live, and whether her work can exist online or in a community before it exists in a gallery or museum. She recently presented performances at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) and the Capc musée d’art contemporain (Bordeaux, France), and her work has been exhibited at Les Urbaines Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland), Alienze (Vienna, Austria), the Sifang Art Museum Satellite (Shanghai, China), the National Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic), Cocotte (Treignac, France), Balice Hertling (Paris, France), and in Los Angeles at The Vanity Gallery, in lieu, the Redcat Theatre, the Echo Park Film Center and The Egyptian Theater. She is currently a resident at Laura Owens’s Studio of the South in Arles, France and is translating the memoirs of American artists George and Mike Kuchar.