THE JACKIE LOOK Encore Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Kennedy Assassination Nov. 21
Karen Finley, the First Lady of Performance Art, will present an encore engagement of her critically acclaimed new work THE JACKIE LOOK at Baruch Performing Arts Center. It will be presented for one night only, Thursday, November 21, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
In THE JACKIE LOOK, Karen Finley brings icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis back to life in this unique look at history, style, trauma, femininity and the demands of being the First Lady. Using the structure of a lecture set in the present day, Jackie, one of the most photographed woman of her day, contemplates her life in pictures. Jackie also makes use of live internet browsing to view online homages to her and her family. Along the way Jackie ruminates on Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe and the lasting impact of that fateful day on the grassy knoll in Dallas.
Since her first performances in the early 1980's, Karen Finley has become synonymous with performance art. She is the recipient of two Obies, two Bessies, and multiple grants from the NEA and NYSCA. She has toured internationally with pieces including Make Love, George & Martha, The American Chestnut, A Certain Level of Denial and The Return of The Chocolate Smeared Woman. In 1990, Finley became an unwilling symbol for the NEA when she, along with Tim Miller, Holly Hughes & John Fleck, sued the NEA for withdrawing grants on the grounds of indecency.
THE JACKIE LOOK will be performed Thursday, November 21 at 7:30pm. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. Tickets are $25, available online atwww.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.).