Insistence

August 18 - December 11, 2015

 

Insistence by Andrea Geyer traces the history of women’s work on the development of the Modern Project in New York City and beyond during the 1920s and 1930s. Following individuals and their relationships with each other, as business partners, lovers, comrades, allies, supporters the voice over narrative opens up the undeniable central role of these women, their philosophies and outlooks on live on Modernism as we know it today. Yet it doesn’t simply offer a revisionist history but an insistence that the tireless work, spirit and convictions that drove these women to create a cross-pollinating and far reaching network across art, politics, education and social reform is alive and remains present wherever we closely look today.

image: (film still) Andrea Geyer, Insistence, 2013, Video (color, sound), 15:21 min.