2016 USA Fellow for Innovation and Accomplishment in the Arts
Category
Accolades
Date
Nov 16, 2016
Source
United States Artists
Author
Excerpt

Over the last three decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time of consumerism, privacy in a era of surveillance, interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds. In December 2014 a major retrospective of her work titled CiviC RadaR will open at the ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe Germany. In 2011 Lynn Hershman Leeson released the ground-breaking documentary Women Art Revolution. Forty-two years in the making, W.A.R. charts the history of the Feminist Art Movement in America from the 1960s to the present and deftly illuminates how this underexplored movement radically transformed the art and culture of our times…