Screen/Society--Special Events--"!W.A.R. - Women Art Revolution"
!W.A.R - Women Art Revolution
(Lynn Hershman-Leeson, 2010, 83 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD)
!Women Art Revolution elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in women's art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York and the Los Angeles Women's Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies, and landmark exhibitions, performances, and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art.
-- This 40-year-in-the-making film was nominated at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, and the Duke University Libraries