CoverDVD!WARCongratulations to all the women just named as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews.

I am especially thrilled about the inclusion of Lynn Hershman Leeson, who is described by WeN as follows:

“Recording the stories of female artists who visited her during her career, prize-winning artist Lynn Hershman Leeson created a film and an archive that ensures the work of female artists are recognized and available for generations. Setting out to remember the women, Hershman Leeson’s documentary !Women, Art, Revolution recently won the grand prize at the Festival of Film on Art in Montreal and Stanford University has acquired her archives. Most of the women had not been ever interviewed, she said. Now professor emeritus at University of California, Davis, Hershman Leeson lives and works in San Francisco and New York. She is spending this year as a Distinguished Artist at the New School for Public Engagement in New York.”

This is what I wrote about !WAR when I saw it in 2011:

“Terrific doc provides excellent overview of the Feminist Art Movement that sprang to life in California in the 1970s & is now most often associated with Judy Chicago of THE DINNER PARTY fame. But there were many other wonderful women artists involved & we should all know their names. Thanks to Lynn Hershman Leeson for assembling this priceless footage!” (JLH: 4.5/5)

Click HERE to read my !Women, Art, Revolution Haiku for Films for Two.

Click HERE to go directly to the !Women, Art, Revolution website.


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