n. pl. cor·po·ra (-pr-)
1. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or on a specific subject.
2. A collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis.
3. The main part of a bodily structure or organ.
//Reviews of art. Art and language. Art and the body.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Review of Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman, directed by Susan Steinberg
Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as
Directed by Susan Steinberg
sds productions, 2015
The issues of sexism and gender
inequality in art are back centre stage – if they ever went away – with the
June 2015 issue of ARTnews, guest-edited by curator and author Maura Reilly,
presenting an array of improving, but still far from satisfactory, statistics about
the percentage of female artists shown in galleries, at biennials and art
fairs, and their success at auction and inclusion in “great artist” lists. The
stage is thus set for Emmy award-winning writer Susan Steinberg’s new film,
Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman. Made over three years, this candid
documentary follows 10 international female artists from three generations, who
are now based in London, discovering what makes them tick, where they find
their inspiration, what keeps them going and how they are forging their careers
in an arena still dominated by men.
Described as “a compelling
collective biography” and “a cross-generational coming of age story”, the film
brings together a selection of artists ranging in age from 22 to 82. Split into
three chapters, according to generation, their stories are threaded together as
they prepare for exhibitions and reflect on their life and work.