ICA Miami and O Cinema present the South Florida premiere of “Call Her Applebroog,” a 2016 documentary film by Beth B about her mother, renowned painter, sculptor, and filmmaker Ida Applebroog. Through a series of intimate interviews and memories culled from journals, Applebroog reflects on her career defined by a fearless investigation of power, gender, politics, and mass media, as well as her difficult yet formative early family relationships.
Ida Applebroog (b. 1929, The Bronx, NY) is the recipient of many awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Art Association. Applebroog’s work has been shown in major solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States and internationally, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. In 2012, Applebroog presented in a large installation at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany—her second appearance at the celebrated international exhibition, having participated in dOCUMENTA 8 in 1987. Applebroog’s work resides in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She currently lives and works in Manhattan, New York.
Beth B is an interdisciplinary artist working in narrative, documentary and experimental films, videos, media, photography and sculpture installations for museums, galleries, public art spaces, theaters and television. Beth B’s career has been characterized by work that challenges society’s conventions, and that focuses on recasting and redefining concepts relating to the mind and body. Beth B has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lannan Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Public Art Fund, and The Bohen Foundation, among others. She currently lives and works in New York.