An Audience with Bob & Roberta Smith: Women Should be in Charge at the ICA

20 May 2011

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Artist Bob & Roberta Smith curates a FREE afternoon and evening of performance, music, participatory activities, films and talks that celebrates powerful female voices from the worlds of art, music and politics.


FREE event at the ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH Box Office Tel. 020 7930 3647 Produced by home live art The day starts with talks and films in the gallery with a Culture Now discussion between Bob & Roberta and Cedar Lewisohn at 1.15pm (Free but please book a place via the ICA Box Office) followed by a cut from the new documentary film about Bob & Roberta Smith 'I should be in Charge' by John Rogers. A panel discussion at 6pm chaired by Cecilia Wee, with guests: artist Sonia Boyce, Professor Janet Newman from the Open University and artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre will question whether women should be in charge and is followed by a programme of films by artist Katherine Araniello. The evening programme from 7pm in the theatre and bar, includes a feminist icon fanzine workshop run by Bob & Roberta Smith and his students, Jessica Voorsanger's Modern Art Stars, who masquerade as famous male artists, Deej Fabyc's re-enactment of Yves Klein's infamous Monotone Symphony with male rather than female models, new performances by artists Oriana Fox & Lazlo Pearlman, Mel Brimfield & Joanna Neary and music from The Fucks, Flame Proof Moth, Noctum Rectum and an all night DJ set from artist Lucienne Cole. NB performances in the theatre have adult content and are recommended for over 18yrs. During the evening you are invited by Bob & Roberta Smith to sign up to Esther's Law: a proposed new law based on a sculpture by Jacob Epstein of his teenage daughter, Esther, which challenges the male hegemony of art and suggests society should create a truly representative political system that includes 50% women. For more information contact Laura Godfrey-Isaacs at home live art Tel. 07957 565336 laura@homeliveart.com www.homeliveart.com http://www.facebook.com/homeliveart


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