The Office of the Mayor of Ixelles decided on Tuesday to pay tribute to the late Agnès Varda. A photographer and filmmaker of international renown since the 1950s, Ms Varda died last Friday, at the age of 90, at the end of a long and distinguished professional career.
A commemorative plaque will hang from Crown Avenue, Ixelles, where she was born. The Boondael-Ernotte vegetable gardens will also be renamed “Agnès Varda Vegetable Gardens” in memory of the artist’s love of gardening and all things simple, as well as in recognition of what vegetable gardens represent, by their links to the roots (of Ixelles) and the cyclical nature of life.
Furthermore, the municipality of Ixelles has announced that it will partner with various cultural initiatives to preserve the memory and the work of the artist within the municipality.
The tribute exhibition “Patate & Company” of the Museum of Ixelles, organized in 2016, has also been granted permission to highlight all facets of Ms Varda’s private and professional life at the Museum, with a special emphasis to be placed upon her love of nature.