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IFAC and Artslant are excited to announce the Art Basel screening and panel discussion of The F Word. Robert Adanto's latest film which explores radical 4th wave feminist performance at the Coral Gables Art Cinema on Saturday, December 5th at 1:00pm. The F Word , and recently premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

The F Word explores radical “4th wave” feminist performance through interviews with a new generation of feminist artists who use their bodies as subject matter. Because the female body continues to be politicized and policed, and because these artists delve into the fecund territory of female sexuality, self-objectification, and the female form as a site of resistance, many remain marginalized by the mainstream art world. Brooklyn-based Leah Schrager, well known for her performance practice, Naked Therapy, states, “As soon as you introduce a bit of sexiness or sexuality into an artwork it suddenly becomes questionable. Just because something elicits arousal or shows elements of sexiness does absolutely not make it not art.” While some 4th wave artists, like Ann Hirsch and Kate Durbin, choose to analyze representations of female identity through digital media, others, like the radical, queer, transnational feminist art collective, Go! Push Pops, explore sexuality and gender in pop culture in the digital age. As feminist lecturer Kristen Sollee explains, 4th wavers, unlike their predecessors, “are not afraid to be ‘girly’, (or) to be hyper-feminine, or to wear a mini-skirt, to self-objectify” in the service of challenging patriarchal oppression or sexist ideals.

The film features interviews with Narcissister, Ann Hirsch, Leah Schrager, Go! Push Pops, Kate Durbin, Sadaf, Rachel Mason, Rebecca Goyette and other leading performance artists in Brooklyn. Dr. Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York and author of Re-negotiating the Body: Feminist Artists in 1970s London, acts as an on-screen expert, as does noted art critic and curator, Nancy Princenthal. 

Following the screening, a panel discussion with Narcissister, Kate Durbin, Leah Schrager and Katie Cercone of Go! Push Pops will take place.

Here's a link to the film's first review and trailer:

http://www.artslant.com/sp/articles/show/44298

and a second second review:

http://slutist.com/the-f-word-sexuality-embodiment-and-empowerment-in-4th-wave-feminist-art/

Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance click below. 

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