Marcia Hafif: Ideal Woman

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Part of the Pioneers Series, this two-screening series surveys the films and videos of the late American artist Marcia Hafif.

Over the course of her career, Hafif was widely recognised for breaking new ground within the tradition of monochrome painting. Never before shown in the UK, the artist’s Super 8 films and videos present an opportunity to see a different side of her practice.

This series considers their relationship to her photography and writing, and Hafif’s unique approaches to composition. Each screening is preceded by an illustrated introduction to Hafif’s work by co-curator Sebastian Schneider.​

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A ticket package for both screenings in the Marcia Hafif: Ideal Women series is available for £14 / £10 concessions. Please visit a ticket desk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Structured into three strands – Pioneers, Artists' Cinema and Counter-Histories – our cinema programme brings together works by artists and filmmakers who seek to challenge the conventions of the moving image and to examine its evolving role in visual culture.

PIONEERS: This series presents retrospectives of filmmakers and artists whose works have proposed new approaches to the moving image.

ARTISTS' CINEMA: This monthly series presents previews, premieres or unique presentations of works by emerging and established artists, followed by a discussion.

COUNTER-HISTORIES: This series presents thematic programmes that challenge stereotypes of movements in film and art history.

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The Tate Film cinema programme is curated by Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator, International Art (Film) and Carly Whitefield, Assistant Curator, Film. The programme is produced by Judith Bowdler, Production Manager, Live & Film.

Tate Film is supported by In Between Art Film

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