Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968
A film by Glenn Holsten, 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts
World premiere screening from 6:30–9 p.m.
Reception to follow, sponsored by Ovation
University of the Arts
401 South Broad Street (corner of Broad & Pine Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Where have all the women pop artists gone? You’ll find out in Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968, the first film to examine, in depth, the works of female Pop artists, including Pauline Boty, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Marisol Escobar, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Marjorie Strider, and their place within and contributions to art during that period. The film, created as a companion piece to the exhibition presented at The University of the Arts earlier this year, presents insightful personal accounts through nostalgic and entertaining archival footage, interviews with the artists and art historians, and installation footage with exhibition curator Sid Sachs. Currently at Brooklyn Museum through January 9, the exhibition will travel to Tufts University Art Gallery at Aidekman Arts Center, January 20 to April 3, 2011.
The film will have its world television premiere on Ovation on November 24, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Comcast Channel 155; TWC Channel 83; DIRECTV Channel 274; DISH Channel 157; and Verizon Channel 188. Check local listings or visit Ovationtv.com for more information.
The exhibition and film have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. Additional funding for the film has been generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and the Quaker Chemical Foundation.