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Queer Feminist Artists Challenging Today's 'Body Oppression' (NSFW)

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When asked, in an interview back in 1999, whether or not one painting could adequately challenge masculine representations of God, the inimitable Judy Chicago replied, "Not one painting... One painting can't possibly have that power...


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Divine female?!

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Study Finds a Gender Gap at the Top Museums

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Study Finds a Gender Gap at the Top Museums
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The group examined salary data on the 217 members it had last year through the prism of gender, for the first time.

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Anita Steckel: Equal Exposure

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Anita Steckel, Just Waiting for the Bus, Photo-montage, 1969–70

 

"In the 1960s and 1970s, Anita Steckel fought for the public acceptance of explicitly sexual art made by women, as part of the broader feminist art movement that was pushing for a revolution in the gender dynamics that continued to stifle women artists. Steckel’s photo-montages provocatively revamped existing imagery, often adding nudity and references to sexuality in order to vividly convey timely social or political messages.

Selections from Steckel’s archive are currently on view in NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Papers, photographs, and art illustrate her boundary-pushing art and activism."

 

Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship

National Museum of Women in the Arts, until May 09 2014

See more at: http://nmwa.org/learn/library-archives/library-exhibitions#sthash.zfJaG7ox.dpuf

 

 

 


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Artist Puts Disney Princess Filter On 10 Real Life Female Role Models

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To Flatten A Heroine: Artist Puts Disney Princess Filter On 10 Real Life Female Role Models


So that was my intent, to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to paint an entire gender of heroes with one superficial brush.

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The Second Sex – a visual footnote | e-flux

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A proposal by Tobi Maier, curator in residency

 

The exhibition The Second Sex – a visual footnote is a visual essay inspired by the book of the same name by French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, whose existentialist take on many of the issues of feminism first emerged with the publication of Le Deuxième Sexe in 1949. One of de Beauvoir’s principal challenges was to foster women’s emancipation and the recognition of their working force. Through a close reading of de Beauvoir’s seminal book, the exhibition introduces a number of works that lean towards ideas highlighted in her texts, such as representations of women in myths and the descriptions of their lived situations.

 

The Second Sex – a visual footnote presents installations by three woman artists spanning a variety of media, from film, sculpture, and photography to collage.

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Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge academic?

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The stir caused by Victoria Bateman's portrait raises serious questions about current attitudes to women, writes Zoe Pilger

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India's 'missing' women cast shadow over national art fair

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"India Art Fair installation exposes the country's stark gender divisions by paying tribute to millions of women who never were.

 

Hulking figures cast in black steel towered over the India Art Fair as it opened on Friday, with the eerie silhouettes representing the country's millions of "missing" women.

 

The outdoor installation, M.I.S.S.I.N.G. by artist Leena Kejriwal, is a visual response to the growing gender gap in India, which has led to severe imbalances in parts of the country. Fuelled by sex-selective abortion, infanticide and the death of girls through neglect, the issue forms part of a national debate about women's rights triggered by fresh scrutiny of sexual violence."


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Beautiful Photo Series Explores How One Person Can Take On Two Genders

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Alone Time is a photo series by Canadian artist JJ Levine, in which he configures one model into two different genders within the same frame.


Artist JJ Levine speaks about his process and inspiration, and debuts a new photo on BuzzFeed.

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How much does gender influence the art world?

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An exhibition showcasing six female abstract artists poses questions about the real impact of gender on output and perception in the art world.


...The exhibition raises two questions (amongst many) that I want to address briefly here. Is there anything specific to say about women and abstraction: does gender matter when art sheds all references except to its own processes and potentialities as colour, line, space, surface, rhythm and so forth or when it seeks to commune with abstract forces and effects we call nature?


And what do these specific and highly diverse artists in the show bring to the debate about the continuing relevance of abstraction in painting now?


...'Female artists need feminism like a hole in the head'


Yet Riley is also the artist who commented in the early 1970s, that women artists needed feminism - attention to gender issues - like they needed a hole in the head. Understandably she belongs to a generation of artists for whom modern art offered the wonderful opportunity to ‘be an artist’, simply and firmly engaged with artistic questions. Yet when the great American abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler died in 2011, the obituary writers repeated over and over again her disdain for feminists even while it was feminist writers who wrote some of the most interesting and appreciative analyses of her work, taking her much more seriously than the art historians who simply allowed her work only to be a ‘bridge between Pollock and what came after’.

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