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!Women Art Revolution: A Secret History

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In the 1960s and '70s, the rise of Feminist Movement led to a growing examination of how women had been marginalized in business and politics in America, but some people also began speaking out about the role of women in the arts, and how few female creative voices had received the same recognition as their male peers. This led to a rise of female artists whose work openly addressed the double standard in America's most powerful art institutions as they sought to bridge the gender gap in galleries, art publications and cultural funding. Filmmaker Lynn Hershman explores the feminist art movement in the documentary ! WOMEN ART REVOLUTION, which touches on the struggle of women for recognition in the art world in the 1960s, the role of women in the performance art community, the actions of the feminist activist pranksters The Guerilla Girls, and the controversy over Judy Chicago's ground-breaking installation "The Dinner Party." ! WOMEN ART REVOLUTION was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Critic Reviews
    "Fusing history with memoir, Lynn Hershman Leeson enlists multiple visual strategies to produce an elegantly layered visual and sonic web of politics and powerful emotion."
    Film Comment

    "[I]nterviews from the backbone of !W.A.R., and like the film, they're passionate, contentious, funny, sincere, politically attuned."
    New York Times

    "History in !W.A.R. unfolds through an astute mix of interviews with artists, critcs and experts on the movement."
    Los Angeles Times

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sentient survey of Feminist Art....WOMEN ART REVOLUTION is a staunch declaration of identification and reverence."
    Box Office

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