Feminism and Art History Now

To what extent have developments in global politics, artworld institutions, and local cultures reshaped the critical directions of feminist art historians?

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Author: Victoria Horne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732354

Category: Art

Page: 320

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To what extent have developments in global politics, artworld institutions, and local cultures reshaped the critical directions of feminist art historians? The significant new research gathered here engages with the rich inheritance of feminist historiography since around 1970, and considers how to maintain the forcefulness of its critique while addressing contemporary political struggles. Taking on subjects that reflect the museological, global and materialist trajectories of twenty-first-century art historical scholarship, the chapters address the themes of Invisibility, Temporality, Spatiality and Storytelling. They present new research on a diversity of topics that span political movements in Italy, urban gentrification in New York, community art projects in Scotland and Canada's contemporary indigenous culture. Individual chapter analyses focus on the art of Lee Krasner, The Emily Davison Lodge, Zoe Leonard, Martha Rosler, Carla Lonzi and Womanhouse. Together with a synthesising introductory essay, these studies provide readers with a view of feminist art histories of the past, present and future.

Introducing Feminist Art History

Available now as both paperback and e-book, this volume brings together the series of landmark introductory essays and prefaces written by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard for their three influential anthologies on feminism and art history ...

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Author: Broude Garrard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1977037550

Category:

Page: 255

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Available now as both paperback and e-book, this volume brings together the series of landmark introductory essays and prefaces written by Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard for their three influential anthologies on feminism and art history (1982-2005); their introduction to The Power of Feminist Art, the first book on the American Feminist Art movement (1994); and the catalogue essay for Claiming Space, their co-curated exhibition of feminist art at American University (2007). Collectively, these introductory essays articulate many of the major and still relevant questions that have concerned feminist art historians and critics over the past quarter century, and they define shifts of thinking and theoretical controversies that developed in the field as a whole over those years. With a new preface entitled "Introducing the Introductions," these essays will provide scholars, teachers, and a younger generation of readers and students with an accessible overview of the historical evolution of feminist thinking about art and art history during its formative period.Broude and Garrard are professors emeritae of art history at American University in Washington D.C. Through their individual and collective scholarship, they have helped to define and shape the field of feminist art history. Their co-edited volumes of feminist essays have long served as basic texts in art history and women's studies courses in the United States and around the world.

Feminism and Art in Postwar Italy

Ventrella, F. (2017), 'Temporalities of the “Feminaissance”', in Lara Perry and Victoria Horne, eds, Feminism and Art History Now.

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Author: Francesco Ventrella

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350187139

Category: Art

Page: 288

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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 eleven essays in this book 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 postwar period.

Art History The Basics

Victoria Horne and Lara Perry, eds, Feminism and Art History Now: Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice (London and New York: I.B. Taurus, 2017).

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Author: Diana Newall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541165

Category: Art

Page: 296

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Now in its second edition, this volume is an accessible introduction to the history of art. Using an international range of examples, it provides the reader with a toolkit of concepts, ideas and methods relevant to understanding art history. This new edition is fully updated with colour illustrations, increased coverage of non-western art and extended discussions of contemporary art theory. It introduces key ideas, issues and debates, exploring questions such as: What is art and what is meant by art history? What approaches and methodologies are used to interpret and evaluate art? How have ideas regarding medium, gender, identity and difference informed representation? What perspectives can psychoanalysis, semiotics and social art histories bring to the study of the discipline? How are the processes of postcolonialism, decolonisation and globalisation changing approaches to art history? Complete with helpful subject summaries, a glossary, suggestions for future reading and guidance on relevant image archives, this book is an ideal starting point for anyone studying art history as well as general readers with an interest in the subject.

A Companion to Curation

In: Feminism and Art History Now: Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice (edited by Victoria Horne and Lara Perry): 1–24. New York: I.B. Tauris.

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Author: Brad Buckley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119206859

Category: Art

Page: 520

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The definitive reference text on curation both inside and outside the museum A Companion to Curation is the first collection of its kind, assembling the knowledge and experience of prominent curators, artists, art historians, scholars, and theorists in one comprehensive volume. Part of the Blackwell Companion series, this much-needed book provides up-to-date information and valuable insights on the field of curatorial studies and curation in the visual arts. Accessible and engaging chapters cover diverse, contemporary methods of curation, its origin and history, current and emerging approaches within the profession, and more. This timely publication fills a significant gap in literature on the role of the curator, the art and science of curating, and the historical arc of the field from the 17th century to the present. The Companion explores topics such as global developments in contemporary indigenous art, Asian and Chinese art since the 1980s, feminist and queer feminist curatorial practices, and new curatorial strategies beyond the museum. This unique volume: Offers readers a wide range of perspectives on curating in both theory and practice Includes coverage of curation outside of the Eurocentric and Anglosphere art worlds Presents clear and comprehensible information valuable for specialists and novices alike Discusses the movements, models, people and politics of curating Provides guidance on curating in a globalized world Broad in scope and detailed in content, A Companion to Curation is an essential text for professionals engaged in varied forms of curation, teachers and students of museum studies, and readers interested in the workings of the art world, museums, benefactors, and curators.

Transforming the Disciplines

The feminist critique of art history prompted a reevaluation of the ... male, heterosexual spectator), now figures focally in many art historical studies.

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Author: Renee P Prys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135187552

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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A jargon-free, non-technical, and easily accessible introduction to women's studies! All too many students enter academia with the hazy idea that the field of women's studies is restricted to housework, birth control, and Susan B. Anthony. Their first encounter with a women's studies textbook is likely to focus on the history and sociology of women's lives. While these topics are important, the emphasis on them has led to neglect of equally important issues. Transforming the Disciplines: A Women's Studies Primer is one of the first women's studies textbooks to show feminist scholarship as an active force, changing the way we study such diverse fields as architecture, bioethics, history, mathematics, religion, and sports studies. Although this text was designed as an introduction to women's studies, it is also rewarding for upper-level or graduate students who want to understand the pervasive effects of feminist theory. Most chapters provide a bibliography or list of further reading of significant works. Its clear, jargon-free prose makes feminist thought accessible to general readers without sacrificing the revolutionary power of its ideas. In almost thirty essays, covering a broad range of subjects from anthropology to chemistry to rhetoric, Transforming the Disciplines exemplifies the changes achieved by feminist thought. Transforming the Disciplines: combines a high standard of writing and scholarship with personal insight includes both traditional academic arguments and alternative, non-agonistic forms of discussion embraces an international scope challenges traditional assumptions, models, and methodologies offers an inter- and multidisciplinary approach strengthens readers’understanding of the big picture not only for women but for all disempowered groups critiques feminism as well as patriarchal society Feminist theory is grounded in a questioning of traditional assumptions about what is right, natural, and self-evident, not just about the roles and nature of men and women but about how we think, what we teach, whose experience matters, and what is important. Transforming the Disciplines is the first textbook to show the consequences of those questions -- not the answers themselves, but the consequences of the willingness to ask and the transformations that have occurred when the “right” answers changed.

Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts Feminist Readings

and what does feminism do to art history and all existing formations of ... We now have the terms to appraise women's inscriptions in culture in ways which ...

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Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134768493

Category: Art

Page: 320

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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.

The Dinner Party

Judy Chicago's earlier books about the exhibit are now collector's items. In this new work, the artist takes you on a personal tour of The Dinner Party, discussing it genesis, aesthetic and historical meaning, now and for the future.

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Author: Judy Chicago

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781580933896

Category: Art

Page: 287

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When Judy Chicago's multimedia exhibit "The Dinner Party" opened in the 1970s, it was hailed "an icon of feminist art" (ARTnews) and was seen by nearly one million people. Now, in a book celebrating the re-opening of the exhibit in Los Angeles later this year, Chicago updates the themes, interpretation, and history of her landmark exhibit.

Painting by Numbers

For a useful review of the historiography of feminist art history, see Victoria Horne and Lara Perry, introduction to Feminism and Art History Now: Radical ...

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Author: Diana Seave Greenwald

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192451

Category: Art

Page: 256

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"An innovative application of economic methods to the study of art history, demonstrating that new insights can be uncovered by using quantitative and qualitative methods together, which sheds light on longstanding disciplinary inequities"--

Desire Change

... feminism, and art in a historical context.5 Until now, however, there has been no book that seeks to account for contemporary feminist art in Canada.

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Author: Heather Davis

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773550773

Category: Art

Page: 329

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In the resistance to the violence of gender-based oppression, vibrant – but often ignored – worlds have emerged, full of nuance, humour, and beauty. Correcting an absence of writing about contemporary feminist work by Canadian artists, Desire Change considers the resurgence of feminist art, thought, and practice in the past decade by examining artworks that respond to themes of diversity and desire. Essays by historians, artists, and curators present an overview of a range of artistic practices including performance, installation, video, textiles, and photography. Contributors address the desire for change through three central frames: how feminist art has significantly contributed to the complex understanding of gender as it intersects with sexuality and race; the necessary critique of patriarchy and institutions as they relate to colonization within the Canadian nation-state; and the ways in which contemporary critiques are formed and expressed. The resulting collection addresses art through an activist lens to examine intersectional feminism, decolonization, and feminist institution building in a Canadian context. Heavily illustrated with representative works, Desire Change raises both the stakes and the concerns of contemporary feminist art, with an understanding that feminism is always and necessarily plural. Contributors include Janice Anderson (Concordia University), Gina Badger (artist, writer, editor, Toronto), Noni Brynjolson (writer, San Diego), Amber Christensen (curator and writer, Toronto), Karin Cope (NSCAD), Lauren Fournier (artist, writer, and curator, York University), Amy Fung (curator and writer, Toronto), Kristina Huneault (Concordia University), Alice Ming Wai Jim (Concordia University), Tanya Lukin Linklater (artist, North Bay), Sheila Petty (University of Regina), Kathleen Ritter (curator and writer, Vancouver), Daniella Sanader (curator and writer, Toronto), Thérèse St. Gelais (UQAM), cheyanne turions (curator and writer, Toronto), Ellyn Walker (Queen’s University), Jayne Wark (NSCAD) and Jenny Western (curator and writer, Winnipeg).

Women in Italian Renaissance Art

13 In their introduction to Feminism and Art History . ... for art history as a humanistic discipline , questions that are now affecting its functioning at ...

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Author: Paola Tinagli

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071904054X

Category: Art

Page: 206

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This is the first book which gives a general overview of women as subject-matter in Italian Renaissance painting. It presents a view of the interaction between artist and patron, and also of the function of these paintings in Italian society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Using letters, poems, and treatises, it examines through the eyes of the contemporary viewer the way women were represented in paintings.

Iconic Works of Art by Feminists and Gender Activists

Taking stock of feminist art historical critiques of the monographic approach as well as the post-medium materialist emphasis on (art)work as labour rather ...

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Author: Brenda Schmahmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000414974

Category: Art

Page: 278

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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.

Transnational Perspectives on Feminism and Art 1960 1985

31 Chandra Mohanty, Feminism Without Borders, 106. ... 41 Amelia Jones, “The Now and the Has Been: Paradoxes of Live Art in History,” in Perform, Repeat, ...

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Author: Jen Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000380934

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Transnational Perspecives on Feminism and Art, 1960–1985 is a collection of essential essays that bring transnational feminist praxis into conversation with histories of feminist art in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. The artistic practices and processes examined within these pages all centre on gender and sexual politics as they variously intersect with race, class, sovereignty, Indigeneity, citizenship, and migration at particular historical moments and within specific geopolitical contexts. The book’s central premise is that reconsidering this period from transnational feminist perspectives will enable new thinking about the critical commonalities and differences across heterogeneous and geographically dispersed practices that have contributed to the complex and multifaceted relationship between feminism and art today. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, cultural studies, visual culture, material culture, and gender studies.

Reassessing the Roles of Women as Makers of Medieval Art and Architecture 2 vol set

Broude and mary G. Garrard, eds., Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany (new ... 1992); “Feminist art history and the academy: Where are We now?

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Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004228320

Category: History

Page: 1228

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The twenty-four studies in this volume propose a new approach to framing the debate around the history of medieval art and architecture to highlight the multiple roles played by women, moving beyond today’s standard division of artist from patron.

Mary Cassatt

This groundbreaking study, the definitive introduction to the work of artist Mary Cassatt, places her work in the wider context of nineteenth-century feminism and art theory and is now updated with color illustrations.

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Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500204810

Category:

Page: 232

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This groundbreaking study, the definitive introduction to the work of artist Mary Cassatt, places her work in the wider context of nineteenth-century feminism and art theory and is now updated with color illustrations.

Doing Gender in Media Art and Culture

Rather, feminist art history now is guided by the assumption that women have always had an active part in art history as artists, collectors, patrons, ...

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Author: Rosemarie Buikema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134006403

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and 'fundamentalism' are addressed that stir up new questions relevant to the study of culture. This vibrant and wide-ranging collection of essays is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible but sophisticated guide to the very latest issues and concepts within gender studies. 'Doing Gender in Media, Art, and Culture' is an indispensable introduction to third wave feminism and contemporary gender studies. It is international in scope, multidisciplinary in method, and transmedial in coverage. It shows how far feminist theory has come since Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex and marks out clearly how much still needs to be done.'........Hayden White, Professor of Historical Studies, Emeritus, University of California, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, US

Intersections of Contemporary Art Anthropology and Art History in South Asia

This question, she says, although might sound naive at the first instance today, however, is still relevant. Since “While feminist art historians ...

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Author: Sasanka Perera

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030058524

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Taking South Asia as its focus, this wide-ranging collection probes the general reluctance of the cultural anthropology to engage with contemporary visual art and artists, including painting, sculpture, performance art and installation. Through case studies engaged equally in anthropology and visual studies, contributors examine art and artistic production in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal to bring the social and political complexities of artistic practice to the fore. Demonstrating the potential of the visual as a means to understand a society, its values, and its politics, this volume ranges across discourses of anthropology, sociology, biography, memory, art history, and contemporary practices of visual art. Ultimately, Intersections of Contemporary Art, Anthropology and Art History in South Asia simultaneously expands and challenges the disciplinary foci of two fields: it demonstrates to art criticism and art history the necessity of anthropological and sociological methodologies and theories, while at the same time challenging the “iconophobia” of social sciences.

New Feminist Art Criticism

visual art should confine itself exclusively to what is given in visual ... purely visual approaches : the art curriculum can now include art history , art ...

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Author: Katy Deepwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719042585

Category: Art

Page: 201

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Examines feminist art criticism and women's art practice to review recent feminist art strategies.

Institutional Time

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.

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Author: Judy Chicago

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781580934114

Category: Art

Page: 256

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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.

History and Art History

... among many.55 It was for these reasons that Griselda Pollock argued for a feminist intervention in the histories of art that was 'no “new art history”'.

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Author: Nicholas Chare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000226355

Category: Art

Page: 246

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Through a series of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, leading international scholars of history and art history explore ways in which the study of images enhances knowledge of the past and informs our understanding of the present. Spanning a diverse range of time periods and places, the contributions cumulatively showcase ways in which ongoing dialogue between history and art history raises important aesthetic, ethical and political questions for the disciplines. The volume fosters a methodological awareness that enriches exchanges across these distinct fields of knowledge. This innovative book will be of interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, history, visual culture and historiography.