The entire work of Bêka & Lemoine has been accepted for MoMA’s permanent collection.
The Franco-Italian duo of directors Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine proudly announced that their entire work from the last 10 years has been accepted by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York to become part of the permanent collection. It’s a rare privilege that the complete work of living artists is acquired by such an important museum. During the last 10 years, the two filmmakers have produced 16 films. Their cinematographic work is characterized by its innovative nature along with a fine sense of humor. With a clear focus on people and architecture, Bêka & Lemoine produce unique documentaries through a singular and highly subjective style. Bêka & Lemoine’s cinematographic work opens new horizons to the relationship between architecture, people, and documentary. Read more below.
Already their first documentary named “Koolhaas HouseLife”, shown at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008, delighted the public and was highly praised by critics from around the globe. The growing reputation of their architectural documentaries led the duo to work on more projects in cooperation with well known museums and art foundations as well as famous architects including Barbican Art Gallery, Fondazione Prada, La Biennale di Venezia, Bjarke Ingels, the City of Bordeaux, Arc en Rêve centre d’architecture, and many others. MoMA’s acknowledgement can be considered as culmination of their career as professional filmmakers.
Below you can see Bêka & Lemoine’s complete filmography of the last 10 years. In addition, I have added the trailer of “The Infinite Happiness”, a film from 2015. For more, please have a look at their website or check out the official YouTube channel of Bêka & Lemoine.