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Lily van der Stokker’s Radical Flowers & Relentless Good Cheer

Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker’s cartoon-aesthetic, pastel pleasantries are not at all what they seem. On the surface, they function to reify longstanding assertions that there is a feminine style of art as well as feminine subject matter (and a corresponding feminine audience). The cheerful orange, yellow, pink, and green daisies of her mural Thank You Darling (Dec.read more.

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Women Take Grand Prize and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2024

The Cannes Film Festival, officially known as the Festival de Cannes, happened last week. Two of the biggest awards went to women: Payal Kapadia, who won the Grand Prix (the second-most prestigious award at the festival after the Palme d’Or), and Coralie Fargeat, who won Best Screenplay. 

Cannes is one of the most prestigious and renowned film festivals in the world.read more.

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Lessons in Subversion in Medieval and Renaissance Art

In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls, a group of mostly anonymous women art-world professionals and artists, did a head count at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They wanted to know how many women artists were represented in the modern galleries versus how many artworks in those same galleries depicted female nudes.read more.

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“Taking Work Out of Its Night” Sheds Light on Exploited Workers

In a minimalist factory in Tetouan, Northern Morocco, women workers in caps, gowns, and gloves prepare shrimp for consumption half a world away in the Netherlands. In Manila, Philippines, low-paid tech workers censor cyberspace. On a cargo ship on an unidentified sea somewhere in the world, a Filipino sailor lives a circumscribed, contained life, moving far less freely than the goods he is helping to transport.read more.

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Oscar 2024: Hooray for Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall”

This morning Anatomy of a Fall – directed and co-written by Justine Triet – received FIVE Oscar nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing

Last May, Justine Triet, won the 2023 Cannes Film Festival’s Palm d’Or and earlier this month Anatomy of a Fall won the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Non-English Language).… read more.

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