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Chiara Clemente's Loving Portrait of 5 NYC Women Artists, Premieres at Film Forum
Ghada Amer, one of five women artists profiled in Chiara Clemente’s OUR CITY DREAMS. Photo Credit: First Run Features.



NEW YORK, NY.- Film Forum will present the New York theatrical premiere of OUR CITY DREAMS, a new documentary by Chiara Clemente, beginning Wednesday, February 4. It’s an affecting love letter to the city which strings together the self-told narratives of five women artists (ages 30 – 80), each of whom has a passion for art-making inseparable from her devotion to New York . Swoon, the youngest, exhibits cut-outs directly on city walls and subways, and exudes idealism and energy while carrying a two by four the way some women would carry a briefcase. Cairo-born Ghada Amer mixes media -- embroidering with painting -- to confront sexual taboos that cross cultural boundaries. After experiencing the New York Dolls in San Francisco , Kiki Smith realized she needed New York ’s energy to create her wildly influential paintings and sculptures; Marina Abramovic, originally of Belgrade , is a performance art pioneer who often uses her own body as a canvas. And Nancy Spero returned from Paris with artist-husband Leon Golub in 1964, to meld art and activism during the Vietnam War and become, in her own words, “a woman warrior.”

Chiara Clemente has been making documentaries on art and artists since 2000. Her work includes THREE WORLDS: A PORTRAIT OF FRANCESCO CLEMENTE and short films on Frank Gehry, Jim Dine and Brice Marden, as well as shorts commissioned by W Magazine, Saatchi and Saatchi and The New York Times.











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Columbia Museum of Art Hosts Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Museum Director and Author of Book

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European Decorative Arts from the Horace Wood Brock Collection to Open in Boston

SFMOMA Presents 2008 SECA Art Award Exhibition: Tauba Auerbach, Desirée Holman, Jordan Kantor, Trevor Paglen

Minneapolis Institute of Arts to Open Expanded Drawings Exhibition

Plains Art Museum Announces Staff Promotions

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