On Friday, November 19, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Ovation co-sponsored the world premiere screening of Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968, a film by Glenn Holsten, 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts. Made as a companion piece to the exhibition that debuted at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts earlier this year, Seductive Subversion is 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.
We invite you to share your thoughts and feedback on both the film and the exhibition in the comments to this post. What did you learn from Seductive Subversion about Pop art in the late 1950s and 1960s? Do you agree that Glenn Holsten’s film and the original exhibition present a revisionist view of the movement? Which of the film’s stories did you find most inspiring? What questions might still remain about the contributions of these female artists to the contemporary art world?
Click here to watch more clips from the film on artists Martha Rosler, Marjorie Strider, Rosalyn Drexler, Faith Ringgold, and Idelle Weber.
The Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 exhibition is now on view at the Brooklyn Museum through January 9, 2011.