United States 2015, 29 min, English and Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles
A film by Alison Klayman, whose film “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” opened Docaviv 2012.
At 100, Carmen Herrera sketches by the window of her New York City apartment every morning, just as she has been doing for the past 70 years. After decades of being overlooked, her work is finally acknowledged as a precursor to many modernist styles. “My husband wouldn’t let me throw any of my pieces away”, says the wheelchair-bound artist. An uncontrollable creative urge made her go on despite being ignored. Now, her solo exhibition at the Whitney is due to open in 2016. “I prefer not to explain my work”, says Herrera. “If I could find words, I wouldn’t need to paint”.
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