!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION

June 2, 2011

“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 most significant art movement of the late 20th century.

For more than forty years, filmmaker 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. opens in theaters in early June 2011″

June 1-7 IFC Center New York, NY

June 10 The Screen at Studio 2 Santa Fe, NM

June 15-19 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

June 17-23 Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 Los Angeles, CA

June 17-23 Northwest Film Forum Seattle, WA

June 23-26 Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City, OK

June 24-30 Denver Film Society Denver, CO

June 24-27 Northwest Film Center Portland, OR

July 1 Real Art Ways Hartford, CT

October 5 International House of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

The Deconstructive Impulse” Taking on the Role of Gender in Media

 

Vancouver artist Pamela Masik’s exhibition of work dealing with “The Forgotten” which depicts 69 local missing or murdered women has been censored by the UBC Museum of Anthropology. From this article:

“The museum’s director, Anthony Shelton, said he made the decision because he fears the exhibition will cause “further distress” to family and friends of the women.

The 69 portraits, each nearly three metres tall, are the work of Vancouver–based artist Pamela Masik and were to be installed at the museum on the University of British Columbia campus in February.

Masik said while she respected the museum’s decision, she is not sure how cancelling the exhibition will help confront the issue of missing women who are treated by society as inconsequential.

In a prepared statement, Masik said she is saddened by what she sees as society’s continuing refusal to acknowledge what happened to the women.”

http://www.theforgotten.ca/

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