Film Screening: Women Art Revolution

Film Screening + Discussion

! Women Art Revolution

Monday, October 17 – 5:30 pm

For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. ! Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

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. 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.

There will be a panel discussion following the screening with artists Maria Gaspar, Ruby Thorkelson and Ni’Ja Whitson.

For more information contact Joanna Gardner-Huggett

Sponsored by the DePaul University Department of History of Art and Architecture