This weekend, join Barbara T. Smith at the Marciano Art Foundation for a discussion about her performance practice.
Through various performances such as Ritual Meal (1969), Feed Me (1973), Intimations of Immortality (1974), and Birthdaze (1981), Smith contemplated ideas of spirituality, feminism, collective consciousness, the body, sexuality, and institutional power structures. She looked deep into human consciousness and found ways to embody these constructs through performance.*
Saturday, October 5, at 2 pm.
Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Barbara T. Smith, from top: Nude Frieze, 1972, documentation of performance; The Way To Be, 1972, performance, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, courtesy of The Box, Los Angeles; Field Piece, 1968–1972, Hammer Museum; Feed Me, 1972, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery; Fleeing, 1964, pen on paper, courtesy of The Box, Los Angeles; Birthdaze performance, 1981, courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery. Images courtesy and © Barbara T. Smith.