Thursday, March 5, 2009

Art Blog: Be on the LOOKOUT!

I just wanted to write a quick post about a documentary I just heard about. It isn’t out on DVD yet. However, be on the lookout for a showing near you. It is about women in the arts. “Who Does She Think She Is?” speaks on the issues such as the misperceptions, ignorance, and inequities female artists have faced throughout history.
Click the pic to view the brief trailer and join a mailing list for the movie.



Boy, do I understand the gist of this movie!!!
I am actually afraid to go to an auditorium to view it because I might start screaming vulgarities at the screen.
I think I will wait for the DVD! LOL

6 comments:

WEE-HOO said...

Women are meant to be mothers, wives and caretakers... we are meant to support the real artists--men--by being there when they need food, sex, money or the like... and when they stray with the woman they've been painting... we are meant to forgive and forget because they can't help it...
I'd love to see the flick. Cause what I wrote above is the message I get all the time...

JafaBrit's Art said...

lol, can I shout vulgarities with you. You know my first drawing teacher said to my face he doesn't waste time on bored housewives (I was 39). I decided to make him earn his fricking living and eat his words.

I WANNA see that movie. thanks for tipping us off about it.

Sheree Rensel said...

WEE-HOO, I never got much of the artist mother prejudice thing. It might have been because when my daughter was little, I live and worked in a cultural center. Everyone around us was an artist or creative of some sort. However, I had to laugh when I watched the trailer for this movie. The art professor mentions that 85% of the art students are women, but 85% of the artists shown in museums are male. I laughed out loud because that is the same way it was when I was in art school and that was a LONG time ago!
This woman thing is a real sticky wicket for me. I never let it bother me. However, I know for SURE it has had an effect on my art career. Oh yeah!

Sheree Rensel said...

Jag,
OMG! If you an I got to watch this movie together in public, we would end up getting arrested for sure. Shoot, I was in my early twenties in art school and I got the same kind of SHIT! I heard stuff like "just too cute" and B.S. like that. I know I wasn't taken seriously by the male professors. Screw them. I got my M.F.A. That is all I wanted. Ha Ha HA!

gilda said...

Sheree, THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting me know about this film and website. I have 4 women students right now who have babies and we are having this dialogue about art, motherhood, studios, recognition, etc. I hope you realize how important your blog, and blogs like yours, are for getting the word out and creating a forum!

Sheree Rensel said...

Gilda, It is so funny because I have seen other movies like this before. The funny part (NOT) is they were saying the same things back 20 years ago. Things haven't changed all that much. This is very sad.
As you know, it is important for women to help female artists. Yet even these days, how many times have you picked up an art book written by a women author and every artist featured in the book (or the majority) is MALE. This is B.S.!