Michel Auder


Michel Auder (France/US, 1944) started making films in his native France before marrying Viva, one of Andy Warhol’s superstars, and moving to New York with her in 1969. Unfortunately, most of his French films are now lost, but thousands of hours of video from his American life have been preserved.

The exhibition at Kohta – Auder’s first in Finland – contained a handful of works made with footage from 1971–2018. It presented different facets of his oeuvre, which is now a fixture on the international contemporary art circuit and was featured in Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017.