May 15th 2014
!WAR – !Women Art Revolution
Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway. 7:00 pm
The Third Space Arts Research Collective in partnership with The Huston School, NUIG & VAI assistance – screens Lynn Hershman Leeson’s film !Women Art Revolution
For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist art and which reveals previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
New ways of thinking about the complexities of gender, race, class, and sexuality have evolved. The Guerrilla Girls emerged as the conscience of the art world and held academic institutions, galleries, and museums accountable for discrimination practices. Over time, the tenacity and courage of these pioneering women artists resulted in what many historians now feel is the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.