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Femininity Time and Feminist Art

Author : C. Johnson
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This book examines feminist art of the 1970s through contemporary art made by women. In a series of readings of artworks by, amongst others, Tracey Emin, Vanessa Beecroft, Hannah Wilke and Carolee Schneemann the reader is taken on a journey through maternal desire, fantasies of escape and failed femininity.

Feminism Art Theory

Author : Hilary Robinson
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Charting over 45 years of feminist debate on the significance of gender in the making and understanding of art, the long-anticipated new edition of Feminism-Art-Theory has been extensively updated and reworked. Completely revised, retaining only one-third of the texts of the earlier edition, with all other material being new inclusions Brings together 88 revealing texts from North America, Europe and Australasia, juxtaposing writings from artists and activists with those of academics Embraces a broad range of threads and perspectives, from diverse national and global approaches, lesbian and queer theory, and postmodernism, to education and aesthetics Includes many classic texts, but is particularly notable for its inclusion of rare and significant material not reprinted elsewhere Provides a uniquely flexible resource for study and research due to its scale and structure; each of the seven sections focuses on a specific area of debate, with texts arranged chronologically in order to show how issues and arguments developed over time

New Time

Author : Apsara DiQuinzio
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"In 1980 Lucy Lippard argued that feminist art is "neither a style nor a movement" but rather "a value system, a revolutionary strategy, a way of life." New Time: Art and Feminisms in the Twenty-First Century takes Lippard's statement as a point of departure, examining the values, strategies, and ways of life reflected in recent feminist art. Although artworks made since 2000 are the primary focus, the objects and installations discussed span several generations, mediums, geographies, and political sensibilities, conveying the heterogeneous, intergenerational, and gender-fluid nature of feminist practices. In keeping with Griselda Pollock's observation that "feminism is a historical project and thus is itself constantly shaped and remodelled in relation to the living process of women's struggles," New Time argues that feminist art in the twenty-first century encompasses myriad issues and perspectives and therefore cannot be reduced to a single subject, style, or agenda. It further reflects the forms of resistance that are constantly emerging in response to developments in politics and society. This richly illustrated volume presents works by more than seventy artists and collectives, including Laura Aguilar, Louise Bourgeois, Andrea Bowers, Judy Chicago, Ellen Gallagher, Luchita Hurtado, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Kalup Linzy, Goshka Macuga, Mai-Thu Perret, Carol Rama, Kiki Smith, Sturtevant, and Kara Walker. It examines their work though themes such as the problematic stereotypes associated with hysteria; the gendered gaze; the revisitation of historical subjects through a feminist lens; fragmented representations of the female body; shifting categories of gender; activism, domesticity, and labor; female anger; and feminist utopias"--

Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum

Author : Griselda Pollock
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This work from Griselda Pollock argues that the museum has become entrenched within the practices and policies of heritage, tourism and entertainment and so the possibility of the museum as a site of critical dialogue and intervention is reduced.


Author : Contention Journal
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Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest is a scientific journal which aims to offer a novel contribution to the study of social protest. The journal intends to advance knowledge about a comprehensive range of collective actions, social movements and other forms of political and social contention. Its main purposes are to offer a multidisciplinary forum to scholars from different fields and to bridge the gap between them, within and across the social sciences and humanities. Social protest emerges from a complexity of phenomena. Different research traditions have developed dissimilar, and sometimes divergent, sets of analytical tools through which to explore social actions, social movements, social protest and other forms of contention. These differences are often paralleled by a priori epistemological endeavours and ontological claims about the nature of the object of study, the relevance of its proprieties, and the appropriate level of analysis. This special issue of Contention on FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES refrains from presenting feminist protest, or the feminist movement, as one unified, cohesive entity. Rather, it seeks to offer up a variety of feminist approaches to different areas of activism, research, critical thinking, and knowledge production. We embrace feminisms in the plural, not as a move towards unmoored relativism, but as affirmation that problems-and solutions-are never monolithic. Neither Beyoncé's feminism nor Bella Abzug's is the right one for every time and place, and only by embracing diversity within feminism can we hope to address the diverse types of gender-based oppression still present in the world. The authors in this volume have taken questions of gender very seriously, but have also committed to intersectional analysis: they have grounded their research practices and writing strategies in the specific contexts they examine, and situated themselves within that context. Their articles provide five concrete instances of engagement with feminist questions, in disciplines ranging from literary analysis to social sciences. Beyond emphasizing the need for a variety of strategies, the present collection of essays also exemplifies guidelines for action which can be built upon in the future. In other words, the scholarship presented here does not seek only to bring attention to different instances of gender inequality, but also to help us take the next step, by demonstrating individual approaches to tackling these complex problems. TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLES // Ana Figueiredo (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences University of Coimbra) and Jorge Silva (SOCIUS/ ISEG, University of Lisbon), "The abortion referendum in Portugal: The influence of psychosocial variables in the voting intentions and behaviour of Portuguese youth" -- Ola Abdalkafor (English and Postcolonial Studies, University of Essex), "Silence against Political Rape: Arab Women's Subalternity during Political Struggles" -- Sophia Brown (School of English, University of Kent), "Blogging the Resistance: Testimony and Solidarity in Egyptian Women's Blogs" -- Sheila Malone (School of Theatre, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles), "Androgynous Punk as Postfeminist Signifying Strategy of Transgression within Subcultures: Punk Aesthetic As Gender De[con]struction in the Trilogy Film Series The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and the Anime Series Kino's Journey" -- Hollie MacKenzie (School of Politics and International Relations University of Kent ) and Iain MacKenzie (School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent), "A Labial Art-Politics" BOOK REVIEWS // Natália S. Perez: Derek Ryan (2013), Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press -- Barbara Franchi: Clare Johnson (2013), Femininity, Time and Feminist Art, Basingstoke & New York, Palgrave Macmillan

Institutional Time

Author : Judy Chicago
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A revered teacher and the most influential feminist artist of our time, Judy Chicago provides an autobiographical look at higher education in art, a must-read for aspiring artists and educators in studio art programs. How should women—and men—be prepared for a career in today’s art world? For more than a decade, Judy Chicago has been formulating a critique of studio art education, in colleges or art schools, based upon observation, study, and, most importantly, her own teaching experiences, which have taken her from prestigious universities to regional colleges, and across the country from Cal Poly Pomona to Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Founder of the first program dedicated to feminist art, at California State University, Fresno, in 1970, she went on to initiate the Feminist Art Program at California Institute of the Arts with artist Miriam Schapiro, the first program at a major art school to specifically address the needs of female art students. Creator of the celebrated The Dinner Party, a monumental art installation now on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum, Chicago reviews her own art education, in the 1960s, when she overcame sexist obstacles to beginning a career as an artist and became recognized as one of the key figures in the dynamic California art scene of that decade. She reviews the present-day situation of young people aspiring to become artists and uncovers the persistence of a bias against women and other minorities in studio art education. Far from a dry educational treatise, Institutional Time is heartfelt, and highly personal: a book that has the earmarks of a classic in arts education.

Feminism and Art in Postwar Italy

Author : Francesco Ventrella
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A renowned art critic of the 1960s, Carla Lonzi abandoned the art world in 1970 to found Rivolta Femminile, a pioneering feminist collective in Italy. Rather than separating the art world luminary from the activist, however, this book looks at the two together. It demonstrates that even as Lonzi refused art, she articulated how feminist spaces and communities drew strength from creativity. The authors document the artistic and feminist circles of postwar Italy, a time characterised both by radical protest and avant-garde aesthetics, using primary and archival sources never before translated into English. They map Lonzi's deep connections to the influential Italian Arte Povera movement, and explore her complicated relationship with female artists of the time, such as Carla Accardi and Suzanne Santoro. Carla Lonzi's written work and activism represents a crucial, but previously overlooked, feminist intervention in traditional art history from beyond the Anglo-American canon. This book is a timely and urgent addition to our understanding of radical politics, separatist feminism and art criticism in the post-war period.

Women on Screen

Author : M. Waters
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A timely intervention into debates on the representation of feminist and feminine identities in contemporary visual culture. The essays in this collection interrogate how and why certain formulations of feminism and femininity are currently prevalent in mainstream cinema and television, offering new insights into postfeminist media phenomena.

Feminist art in Quebec 1975 1992

Author : Sheena Gourlay
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Global Feminisms

Author : Maura Reilly
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Global Feminism features more than eight contemporary women artists, working in a wide variety of media, from fifty countries, each offering new perspectives on women's artistic expression in different regions of the world. This book moves the discourse of feminism art toward a new internationalism that emphasizes not only the cultural differences among women but also the ever changing perceptions of feminism.

Not Unique Pwoerful Competitive

Author : Kristen Breitenbach
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Circa 2007/08, "feminism" re-emerged as a hot topic among art institutions. It was likewise propelled in popular culture through discussions in then-burgeoning social media networks, and the founding of several popular women-focused websites. This renewal of interest has not only garnered more attention of feminist artists and projects, but it has also both expanded and rebuted the definitions of this movement. Feminist artists and art organizations have existed throughout the 20th century, beginning even before the 1970s second-wave feminist art movement. With the existence of many different types of feminisms and art entities, old and new, the landscape and advocacy of this movement can seem arduous and incoherent to some. The title of this thesis takes its name from an unused proposed mission statement for A.I.R. Gallery, a long acknowledged feminist art stakeholder. While A.I.R. may want to be powerful or competitive, their feminist advocacy would be a success if they were not unique. As feminism enjoys a revived appeal in the arts, A.I.R.'s feminist advocacy is less unique. Does this render them unneeded? Today, how do artists and arts administrators advocate for feminism, while grappling with its constant changes, discrepancies, and fluctuations in appeal? Two prominent interests surrounding feminist advocacy in the arts, funding systems and inclusion, will provide the themes of exploring several case studies in this thesis. This thesis will explore the obstacles and challenges these case study organizations face, while acknowledging that such issues are always changing, never simple to answer, and speak to a unique moment in time. Or rather, a not unique moment?

Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts Feminist Readings

Author : Griselda Pollock
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In Generations and Geographies in the Visual Achallenge of Arts: Feminist Readings the challenge of contemporary feminist theory encounters the provocation of the visual arts made by women in the twentieth century. The major issue is difference: sexual, cultural and social. The book points to the singularity of each artist's creative negotiation of time and historical and political circumstance. Griselda Pollock calls attention to the significance of place, location and cultural diversity, connecting issues of sexuality to those of nationality, imperialism, migration, diaspora and genocide.

Gender and Aesthetics

Author : Carolyn Korsmeyer
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Feminist approaches to art are extremely influential and widely studied across a variety of disciplines, including art theory, cultural and visual studies, and philosophy. Gender and Aesthetics is an introduction to the major theories and thinkers within art and aesthetics from a philosophical perspective, carefully introducing and examining the role that gender plays in forming ideas about art. It is ideal for anyone coming to the topic for the first time. Organized thematically, the book introduces in clear language the most important topics within feminist aesthetics: Why were there so few women painters? Art, pleasure and beauty Music, literature and painting The role of gender in taste and food What is art and who is an artist? Disgust and the sublime. Each chapter discusses important topics and thinkers within art and examines the role gender plays in our understanding of them. These topics include creativity, genius and the appreciation of art, and thinkers from Plato, Kant, and Hume to Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva. Also included in the book are illustrations from Gaugin and Hogarth to Cindy Sherman and Nancy Spero to clarify and help introduce often difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with a summary and further reading and there is an extensive annotated bibliography. Carolyn Korsmeyer's style is refreshing and accessible, making the book suitable for students of philosophy, gender studies, visual studies and art theory, as well as anyone interested in the impact of gender on theories of art.

Feminist Art Workers

Author : Cheri Gaulke
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Feminist Art Workers: A History is the first comprehensive monograph to survey the groundbreaking work of the collaborative performance art group Feminist Art Workers. Founded in 1976 at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles, the group included Nancy Angelo, Candace Compton, Cheri Gaulke, Vanalyne Green and Laurel Klick. This 230-page publication brings together historic images, archival documents, personal recollections, and critical essays that illuminate artwork that addressed a wide range of issues including women's relationships, sexual violence, and economic rights. Often bringing their work directly to a non-art audience, Feminist Art Workers pioneered new artistic strategies such as tours, floats, phone calls and presented their work in unconventional venues such as cafeterias, conferences, buses and planes. Published by Otis College of Art and Design in conjunction with the exhibition Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building, as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Those interested in the historical precedents of contemporary art practices such as collaboration, interactive performance and community based art will discover roots in the work of Feminist Art Workers. Contributing writers include January Parkos Arnall, Temma Balducci, Betty Ann Brown, Meiling Cheng, Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue, Osayi Endolyn, Joanna Gardner-Huggett, Andrew D. Hottle, Jennie Klein, Tirza True Latimer, Carey Lovelace, Marie B. Shurkus, Barbara T. Smith, Anne Swartz, and Terry Wolverton. This publication is a must for contemporary art scholars, university and college libraries.

Becoming Judy Chicago

Author : Gail Levin
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Born to Jewish radical parents in Chicago in 1939, Judy Cohen grew up to be Judy Chicago—one of the most daring and controversial artists of her generation. Her works, once disparaged and misunderstood by the critics, have become icons of the feminist movement, earning her a place among the most influential artists of her time. In Becoming Judy Chicago, Gail Levin gives us a biography of uncommon intimacy and depth, revealing the artist as a person and a woman of extraordinary energy and purpose. Drawing upon Chicago’s personal letters and diaries, her published and unpublished writings, and more than 250 interviews with her friends, family, admirers, and critics, Levin presents a richly detailed and moving chronicle of the artist’s unique journey from obscurity to fame, including the story of how she found her audience outside of the art establishment. Chicago revolutionized the way we view art made by and for women and fundamentally changed our understanding of women’s contributions to art and to society. Influential and bold, The Dinner Party has become a cultural monument. Becoming Judy Chicago tells the story of a great artist, a leader of the women’s movement, a tireless crusader for equal rights, and a complicated, vital woman who dared to express her own sexuality in her art and demand recognition from a male-dominated culture.

The Feminist Art Journal

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It s Time for Action There s No Option

Author : Mercedes Bunz
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Edited by Heike Munder. Text by Amelia Jones, Mercedes Bunz, Maria Elena Buszek, Katy Deepwell.

Iconic Works of Art by Feminists and Gender Activists

Author : Brenda Schmahmann
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In this book, contributors identify and explore a range of iconic works – "Mistress-Pieces" – that have been made by feminists and gender activists since the 1970s. The first volume for which the defining of iconic feminist art is the raison d’être, its contributors interpret a "Mistress-Piece" as a work that has proved influential in a particular context because of its distinctiveness and relevance. Reinterpreting iconic art by Alice Neel, Hannah Wilke and Ana Mendieta, the authors also offer important insights about works that may be less well known – those by Natalia LL, Tanja Ostojić, Swoon, Clara Menéres, Diane Victor, Usha Seejarim, Ilse Fusková, Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Tracey Moffatt, among others. While in some instances revealing cross influences between artists working in different frameworks, the publication simultaneously makes evident how social and political factors specific to particular countries had significant impact on the making and reception of art focused on gender. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies and gender studies.

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945

Author : Amelia Jones
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A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.

Reconciling Art and Mothering

Author : RachelEpp Buller
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Reconciling Art and Mothering contributes a chorus of new voices to the burgeoning body of scholarship on art and the maternal and, for the first time, focuses exclusively on maternal representations and experiences within visual art throughout the world. This innovative essay collection joins the voices of practicing artists with those of art historians, acknowledging the fluidity of those categories. The twenty-five essays of Reconciling Art and Mothering are grouped into two sections, the first written by art historians and the second by artists. Art historians reflect on the work of artists addressing motherhood-including Marguerite G?rd, Chana Orloff, and Ren?Cox-from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Contributions by contemporary artist-mothers, such as Gail Rebhan, Denise Ferris, and Myrel Chernick, point to the influence of past generations of artist-mothers, to the inspiration found in the work of maternally minded literary and cultural theorists, and to attempts to broaden definitions of maternity. Working against a hegemonic construction of motherhood, the contributors discuss complex and diverse feminist mothering experiences, from maternal ambivalence to queer mothering to quests for self-fulfillment. The essays address mothering experiences around the globe, with contributors hailing from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.