Events

This is Performance Art - Part 3

The Conceptual Burlesque of Nice Style the World's First Pose Band - A lecture by Mel Brimfield
Performance Lecture
25th January 2012
Leeds Art Gallery lecture theatre, 6pm

Sir Francis Spalding

Photo courtesy Mel Brimfield

Change of venue: Due to the popularity of this event, it will now take place in Leeds Art Gallery's lecture theatre.

For this performative lecture Brimfield will be joined by her regular collaborator (fake) art critic Sir Frances Spalding, taking an expanded, distorted and completely new approach to the history and work of the Nice Style artists.  

Award-winning cultural commentator, raconteur and bon viveur Sir Francis Spalding delivers the 3rd in his ongoing lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of performance art from the 1940s to today, searching through the hitherto unexplored nooks and crannies of theatre, activism, comedy, music and sport for the very seeds of its inception and for evidence of its continued importance. Spalding will consider the extraordinary influence of Nice Style - The World's First Pose Band, focusing on their radical incorporation of reappraised vaudeville and burlesque techniques into the lexicon of performed sculpture.

This is no charge for this event but booking is essential. Please contact Kirstie Gregory - kirstie@henry-moore.org

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