!Women Art Revolution Film Screening
Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m.
running time of 1h30. Free admission.
An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the mostsignificant art movement of the late 20th century.
For more than forty years, filmmaker and artist Lynn Hershman Leeson (Teknolust, Strange Culture) has collected a plethora of interviews with her contemporaries—and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. With a rousing score by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features Miranda July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures.
!W.A.R. documents the heady atmosphere of the seventies, giving context to the period in which the films of Maria Lassnig were produced. Created by the artist while taking an animation course at the New York School of Visual Arts, the films reflect the feminist movement’s rise during that period. The exhibition Technical Temptations: The Films of Maria Lassnig is currently on view at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art until November 10th.