Woman As Protagonist: The Art of Nancy Spero
May 19, 1993
Woman As Protagonist: The Art of Nancy Spero was an invigorating look at the 40 year career of acclaimed feminist artist Nancy Spero who, in her own words, is concerned with "rewriting the imaging of women through historical time".
In her 45 minute color video documentary, filmmaker Irene Sosa juxtaposed Spero's past and present work, shifting between her 1950s oil painting, her 1960 graffiti-like "War Series" on paper, her innovative room-length paper scrolls of the 70s and 80s and her recent installation work. The documentary included footage of the artist at work in installations in the United States, Northern Ireland, and Spain. As none of these wall works exist any longer, the video serves as an invaluable record of the art-making process as well as of the finished art-work in its public and social context. Sosa included some rarely seen 1972 footage of the artist at a polemical meeting of A.I.R., the feminist gallery of which Spero was a founding member.
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