Hershman Leeson’s documentary, Women Art Revolution (W.A.R.) draws from hundreds of hours of intimate interviews with her contemporaries—visionary artists, historians, curators and critics—who recount their fight to break down the barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. The film features an original score by Carrie Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney.
Over the last three decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies to explore key social issues. Her work is owned by the Museum of Modern Art, the William Lehmbruck Museum, the ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Walker Art Center, and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum. Her commissions include projects for the Tate Modern, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the De Young Museum, Daniel Langois, and Stanford University, and Charles Schwab.