On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 6-8PM, Betty Tompkins will present the performance piece Words on WOMEN, where 50 friends and art world colleagues will each choose 20 words to speak, yell, sing, and perform however they wish – selected from words and phrases in Tompkins’s 1,000 paintings in WOMEN, Words, Phrases and Stories and/or contributing their own.
The Words on WOMEN performance originated in Vienna in 2012, with Lisa Ruyter Gallery, where two actors read aloud 500 of the words and phrases that Tompkins collected from her email invitation in 2002 (see email below*). It was this performance that inspired Tompkins to then create the 1,000 individual word paintings, currently on view at FLAG. You can see more on the exhibition here.
On the occasion of Women’s History Month, the exhibition and performance engage us to examine the representation of female identity, as well as the rhetoric and misogyny that is ever-present in contemporary society and media.
The performance will begin promptly at 6:45PM and be recorded.
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