Video Projects: Artists’ Work Lives
September 14 - October 27, 2019
F.A.R. (Female Artists Revealed)
Running time 60 minutes.
Robert Adanto has assembled F.A.R. (Female Artists Revealed), a work comprised of excerpts from four of his five art documentaries, featuring T. J. Dedeaux-Norris (Guam); Marta Jovanović (Serbia); Narcissister (US); Ann Hirsch (US), Michelle Charles (US); Deborah Luster (US); Hannah Chalew (US), Katerina Belkina (Russia); Lisa Holden (UK) and Shadi Ghadirian (IRI). In addition, he has included recent, stand-alone interviews with New York-based artists Julia Sinelnikova (Russia); Claudia Bitran (US), Cindy Hinant (US), Isa Wang (US), and Samira Elagoz (Finland). Robert’s compilation begins with the opening sequence to his 2015 film The F Word which features the works of Leah Schrager, Hannah Wilke, Carolee Schneemann, Rebecca Goyette, Sadaf, Go! Push Pops, Kate Durbin, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Oscar Murillo, Jacob Kassay, Lucien Smith, Parker Ito, and commentary by Dr. Kathy Battista, Nancy Princenthal, Susan Bee, and Narcissister.
About Robert Adanto
A fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program, Robert Adanto earned his MFA in Acting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. As a documentarian, he is interested in exploring how artists respond to rapid, sometimes catastrophic change. His films have looked at the confusion and ambiguity that characterize the new China (The Rising Tide 2008), the lives and works of Iranian female artists (Pearls on the Ocean Floor 2010), the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the lives of New Orleans-based artists (City of Memory 2014), radical “4th wave” feminist performance in Brooklyn (The F Word 2015), and the art and life of the Belgrade-based artist Marta Jovanoivić. Robert’s films have enjoyed screenings at over 40 international film festivals and have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, The MFA Boston, LACMA, The Hammer Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and The National Museum of Australia in Canberra, amongst others.
The Rising Tide (2008); Pearls on the Ocean Floor (2010); City of Memory (2014); The F Word (2015); Born Just Now (2018).
Running time 32 minutes.
Inspired by Emile de Antonio’s acclaimed 1973 documentary film titled Painters Painting – in which a single female artist appeared (Helen Frankenthaler), Girls’ Club produced a documentary video in 2017 in which eleven female artists are interviewed in their studios in New York City and South Florida. The artists are Harumi Abe, Elisabeth Condon, Julie Davidow, Louise Fishman, Joanne Greenbaum, Sharon Horvath, Amy L. Mahnick, Beatriz Monteavaro, Vickie Pierre, Joan Snyder and Shoshanna Weinberger. Sharing their personal histories, backgrounds, and views on art, life and feminism, these eleven artists invite viewers into the private spaces of their studios for candid conversations.
Interviewed and filmed by Girls’ Club directors Sarah Michelle Rupert and Michelle Weinberg; edited by award-winning artists/film makers Cara Despain and Kenny Riches. The film debuted on WPBT2 / PBS South Florida on December 12, 2017. It has also been screened at MDC College Kendall Gallery in Miami (2017), Project for Empty Space in Newark, New Jersey (2018), Assembly Room in NYC (2019) and at the recent grand re-opening of the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.
About Girls’ Club
Girls’ Club is a 501©3 private foundation and alternative space established in 2006 by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Girls’ Club produces exhibitions, educational programming, publications and events that change lives, nurture local artists, and inspire cultural growth in South Florida. Girls’ Club is the only private collection open to the public that focuses on contemporary art by women in the world.
The mission of Girls’ Club is to educate the public, nurture the careers of female artists, and to serve as a resource for art students and scholars, curators and practicing artists on the contributions of women to the field of contemporary art. A special commitment is made to expose the work of local artists to a broader national and international audience.