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Film Screenings: Latin American Women Artists, Diego Rivera, Art & Revoultion in Mexico

Pan American Modernism Film Festival

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The Greensboro Public Library and UNC-G's  Weatherspoon Art Museum is collaborating on a film series. It will compliment the museum's exhibt of Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States. The exhibit starts January 30, 2016 and ends May 1, 2016.

Latin American Women Artists 1915-1995
Surveying some of the most underappreciated art of the 20th century, this film opens up the world of these bold and sensitive visionaries, illuminating their accomplishments, their impact on artists outside their own countries, and the relationship between cultural and artistic identity. Featuring the work of legendary painters Frida Kahlo and María Izquierdo—as well as living artists Fanny Sanin, Soledad Salame, Elba Damast, and many others—the program reevaluates notions of mainstream and margin in the contemporary art world. (27 minutes)

Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution
This film surveys the life and artwork of Diego Rivera, a larger-than-life figure and one of the 20th century’s truly revolutionary artists—both creatively and politically. Topics include Rivera’s success in melding the painting styles of European modernism with the art of ancient Mexico; his belief in the dignity of everyday life; the notorious Rockefeller Center mural; and, underpinning all, his deep love of Mexico. (12 minutes)

Art and Revolution in Mexico
Nowhere but in Mexico has history been painted as superbly; nowhere else have outspokenly polemical painters, like Rivera and Siqueiros, produced such great art. The art of revolution and the revolution of art seem, in this time and place, to have nurtured one another. For in Latin America, art and literature are the shared possessions of all social and educational levels. (60 minutes)

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