Women Art Revolution

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Title: Women Art Revolution
Direction: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Cast: Eleanor Antin, Nancy Spero, Marcia Tucker, Guerrilla Girls…
Production: Hotwire Productions
Distribution: Zeitgeist Films
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 83’
Country: USA
Year: 2010

Festivals: Barcelona (FIRE!!, LGBT), Berlin, Kaunas (Lithuania), San Francisco, Human Rights Film Festival (online, different countries), Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Sundance, Toronto, Williamsburg (W&M, USA)

Systematically ostracized by the masculine museum elites, women find recently their deserved diffusion spaces, helped by curators such as Marcia Tucker, creator of the brilliant New Museum of New York, and showcase, among others, of the more avant-garde women art. She is one the several figures that Lynn Hershmann-Leeson has been interviewing for more than 40 years to tell us the story of this women art revolution in the United States: visionary artists, historians, curators and critics, that were the creators of the Feminist Art Movement, at the same period in time as war protests in the 60’s and 70’s and civil rights fights.
In this manner, they start to exist periodicals such as Chrysalis or Heresies, spaces such as A.I.R., first gallery administered by women in USA, organisms such as Franklin Furnace, or groups such as the famous Guerrilla Girls, promoting with impact actions the woman presence in arts. Women Art Revolution, an essential documentary to understand nowadays art.