Eve Sussman Program at the Clark Postponed

For Immediate Release

August 14, 2006

Due to circumstances beyond her control, noted video artist Eve Sussman has postponed her Saturday, August 19 program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute until the fall. No new date has been set, but those interested are urged to check the Clark's website at www.clarkart.edu or phone 413-458-2303 for more information. Sussman and members of the Rufus Corporation were to join Mass MoCA curator Nato Thompson and Clark associate director of the Research and Academic Program Mark Ledbury for a discussion of Sussman's latest project "The Rape of the Sabine Women."

Sussman’s project is inspired by artist Jacques-Louis David’s masterpiece Intervention of the Sabine Women (c. 1799). The painting illustrates the moment when, three years after the abduction of their women by the Romans, the Sabine men mount a counter-attack to reclaim their daughters. At this point though, the women have assimilated, becoming wives and mothers, so they throw themselves into the fray to prevent their opposing families from massacring each other. Sussman’s focus on this momentous point in history is with the sociological and emotional consequences of abduction and seduction.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays from September to June). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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