Contemporary Art

Di San Luca Films (2007)

The Foundation helped fund the production of the feature length documentary film Our City Dreams. “The film is an invitation to visit the creative spaces of five women artists. These women span different generations and represent diverse cultures. Situated in the present day, this creates a portrait of five artists engaged in the complex political and gender discourse that surrounds them. The artists profiled include: Nancy Spero, who was at the forefront of the feminist movement of the late 50s and 60s and whose work continues to question the polemics of sexual identity and warfare; Marina Abramovic, one of the pioneers of performance art; Kiki Smith, a leading artist who addresses philosophical, social and spiritual aspects of the human body; Ghada Amer, who paints erotic canvases in traditional needle and thread and who refuses to bow to institutionalized feminism”; and Swoon, one of New York’s most promising emerging artists, whose arresting and fugitive street art transmits the pulse of urban life.”