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Film Screening: ‘Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict’ + talk with Jacky Klein


Friday 6 March 2020
6.30 — 8.45pm

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

As part of our International Women’s Day 2020 programme, we present a screening of ‘Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict’ followed by a talk by art historian and broadcaster Jacky Klein.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, a patron of the arts extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune and impeccable taste into one of the premiere collections of 20th-century art.

A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Guggenheim was a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, Guggenheim collected not only art, but artists. Her artist and social circle included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others.

While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

The Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Foundation, Karole P.B Vail, is no longer able to speak at this event. Art Historian and Broadcaster, Jacky Klein, will now be speaking at this event.

Jacky Klein is an art historian, publisher and broadcaster. She has been visiting Venice for nearly 25 years and lectures there regularly on subjects including the Venice Biennale and the life, work and collection of Peggy Guggenheim.

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Running time: 1h 37 minutes (95min)
Language: English
Release: 2015

Organised in partnership with with curated streaming service MUBI.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Friday 6 March 2020

6.30 — 8.45pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9