Film screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
As a collector and curator, Peggy Guggenheim was a central figure in the modern art movement. She and Yorkshire's Herbert Read were instrumental in bringing cutting edge works of art from Paris to London in the 1930s, opening a new gallery for modern art in Cork Street in 1938. She organised exhibitions with Duchamp, Kandinsky, Dadaists and Surrealists, but the film also presents an urgent story about her role in rescuing modern artworks from Europe during the 2nd World War and establishing a museum in New York that still bears her name.
Based on a long lost taped interview with Peggy, uncovered by Lisa Immordino Vreeland during her research for the film, along with articles written about her during her lifetime, this is a confident and insightful look at the life and passions of an unconventional woman, whose love of the avant-garde extended to her personal life as well.
With International Women's Day on 8th March, we're delighted to present this filmmade by a woman about a woman, and introduced by women!
This screening also marks the start of a new collaboration between the staff and students of Leeds College of Art and the indie pop-up film organisers of Film Fringe, there will be time before the film and afterwards for discussion and networking.
Doors will be open at 5.30pm, at 6pm we will present the screening:
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict / directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland / USA / 2015 / 97 min
When: Thursday, 10 March 2016
Where: Blenheim Lecture Theatre, Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ
Leeds College of Art Film Club