Stettheimer Salon - A Soirée of Performance

Family Portrait II

Florine Stettheimer, Family Portrait II, 1933. Oil on canvas. 117.4 x 164 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer, 1956. 8.1956 Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

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Stettheimer Salon - A Soirée of Performance

Thursday November 23, 3 - 4:30 pm
Signy Eaton Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario

Join us inside the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry for a series of Stettheimer-inspired performances, programmed by students from Ryerson University’s graduate seminar, Florine Stettheimer’s New York Salon .

Reading Bodies, Reading Styles in Stettheimer’s Paintings
Soraya Gallant considers Stettheimer’s relationship to conventions of early twentieth century art in works such as Spring Sale at Bendel’s (1923), and considers the recent reclamation of Stettheimer as a symbolist.

Florine Stettheimer’s Unfinished Ballet Orphée of the Quat-z-arts (1912) Restored
Kate Marland (music composition & viola), Jaclyn Marcus (recitation), Jenn Bilczuk (maquettes)

Florine Stettheimer’s ballet Orphée of the Quat-z-arts (1912) has remained unfinished; without a musical score, it was never performed. The music, newly composed taking Debussy’s Prelude as inspiration, provides the impetus for this performance with audience interaction.

Duchamp Visits – Based on Ettie Stettheimer's Love Days
Haylay Horvath (script & performance), Bernadette Horvath (performance)

Using Ettie Stettheimer’s roman à clef Love Days, this project involves the performance of a scripted dialogue focused on Marcel Duchamp’s visit to the Stettheimers sometime during the early 1920s.

4 Ekphrastic Poems (Inspired by Florine Stettheimer)
Emily Fleming (poetry and performance)

Ekphrastic poems are based on or inspired by another piece of art, in this case Stettheimer’s maquette Euridice and Her Snake, the paintingsBeauty Contest: To the Memory of P.T. Barnum, Family Portrait II, and the set design for Four Saints in Three Acts.

LGBTQ Modalities in the Stettheimer Salon
Gin Marshall

Mobilizing Stettheimer’s Poems into Pictures (video) - Hadia Kahn
This video focuses on poems that capture Metropolitan New York City. It transposes these poems into the city of Toronto by juxtaposing photographs of the Toronto skyline with enactments of the poems.

Fête à Duchamp: An Interactive Game
Alex Ross (with Mufei Jiang and Hannah Milliken)

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