Friday 7 October, 1pm
!Women Art Revolution (running time 83 minutes)
We are delighted to be screening the entertaining and revelatory "secret history" of Feminist Art !Women Art Revolution (running time 83 minutes), with an introduction and post screening discussion with Film Curator Alice Butler
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.
Book here or come on the day subject to availability
More info and trailer here
This film is part of the HL education programme for the Bones in the Attic exhibition - a cross generational group show of Irish female artists, on at the gallery until 30 October.