Isabella Rosssellini in Lancôme advertisement (foto nouveau.nl)
Fifty years after 1968, the Center for Italian Modern Art was honored to host Isabella Rossellini and Yasmine Ergas for an evening of reflection on this tumultuous moment in Italian life, culture, and politics. In a remarkably intimate and generous evening of conversation, these two life-long friends exchanged personal stories alongside photographs and documents from the birth of the women’s movement in Italy and answered questions from the audience.
Isabella Rossellini is an actress, filmmaker, author, and model. She has a keen interest in animals and wildlife conservation; she recently completed a 50-city tour with a monologue based on her award-winning series of shorts, Green Porno, Seduce Me, and Mammas. She is also completing her Masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College. Her book about raising heritage chickens at her farm in Long Island, which is run in association with the Peconic Land Trust, has just been published by Abrams.
Yasmine Ergas is a lawyer and sociologist. The founding director of the Specialization in Gender & Public Policy at Columbia University, she is also the co-founder and co-chair of Columbia University Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Council, Senior Advisor to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and a member of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. She recently co-edited Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World, Columbia University Press, 2017.
Vimeo, Friday, July 20, 2018 at 4:48 PM EST