This documentary explores the slow but steady rise of the women's art community of the late 20th Century, which first blossomed when the Feminist Movement exploded in America during the 1960s and 1970s, thereby increasing cultural awareness of women artists.
Through archival footage and interviews, the stories of activists such as the Guerrilla Girls and performance artists like Yoko Ono and Judy Chicago are told. The documentary also touches on the gender politics of the art world.
With introduction from Curator of Art, Anna Liesching.
Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson
Runtime: 83 minutes
Production Year: 2010
February 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which marks the first milestone in the journey of women’s suffrage, the right to vote in political elections.
To mark the year National Museums NI will be highlighting the women in our collections through exhibitions and events.