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"Our City Dreams" is a First Run Features release now available through Microcinema DVD. To order this DVD and/or other titles distributed by Microcinema, go to: www.microcinemadvd****.Synopsis: The artists profiled are 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, a pioneer of performance art who uses her own body as a canvas to respond deeply to contemporary cultural issues; Kiki Smith, who addresses philosophical, social and spiritual aspects of the human body through work that incorporates glass, plaster, ceramic, bronze and paper; Ghada Amer, who paints erotic canvases in traditional needle and thread and who refuses to bow to the puritanical elements of Western and Islamic culture and "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. Director Chiara Clemente combines an intimate style of documentary filmmaking with the ephemera of city life surrounding each woman and the work she creates. Please check out and join Microcinema on other social networking sites: Facebook: *******tinyurl****/bn3gnmMySpace: *******www.myspace****/microcinemainternationalYoutube: *******www.youtube****/microcinemaTwitter: *******twitter****/microcinema
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Hannukah is the Festival of Lights, and this holiday season the Eldridge Street Synagogue, in the heart of New York's Chinatown, has a lot of light to celebrate. Serena Alstchul visited the completely refurbished Synagogue that is capped off by a magnificent new stained glass window designed by avant-garde artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans.
24 Aug 2012
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