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Key Speakers: 4 Saints In 3 Acts at The Photographers' Gallery

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Time 14:00
Date 10/02/18
Price £8

Join Patricia Allmer & John Sears, exhibition curators of 4 Saints in 3 Acts - A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde as they discuss the themes & contemporary understandings of this modernist opera.

In this afternoon of discussions, Patricia Allmer and John Sears will explore the varied themes and contemporary understandings of 4 Saints in 3 Acts - A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde, the first exhibition worldwide to focus on the photographic dimensions of this ground-breaking American modernist opera.

Patricia Allmer and John Sears will discuss aspects of the relationship of photography to the conception, representation, performance, and contemporary dissemination especially in Harlem, of the opera Four Saints in Three Acts. Ramon Amaro, Lecturer at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, will consider the role of the machinic body and the use of visual aesthetics in black performance.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Key Speakers: 4 Saints In 3 Acts at The Photographers' Gallery at 14:00 on Saturday 10 February. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Four Saints in Three Acts is an opera by Gertrude Stein and which American composer?
A: .1) Elvis Presley .2) Queen Latifah .3) Virgil Thomson .4) Barbra Streisand