For women, photography was different, says Gabriele Schor, the Austrian curator of Bozar’s new exhibition, WOMAN: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, which stands as the centrepiece of the fifth biennial Summer of Photography festival in Brussels.
According to Schor, when women took up photography and other new media in the 1960s and ’70s, it was an act of artistic emancipation. “For the first time in the history of art, the ‘image of women’ was being created by women,” she says.
WOMAN, a collection of 450 works – mostly photographs – by 29 European and American female artists of the 1970s, sets the tone for this year’s festival, which takes a penetrating look into the world of gender and how it is performed and experienced in different societies.
Spearheaded by Bozar and in collaboration with 36 partners, Summer of Photography spreads across 20 locations in the Brussels-Capital Region, representing more than 85 artists.
The Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York is holding a touching exhibition of thirty photographs of women taken from early last century up to the present day. In the many black-and-white photographs, the selection features many big names like Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Alexander Rodchenko, Sarah Moon...
Barry McGee. Untitled, 2011. Wood, paint, electric motor. 45 x 6-1/2 x 23 inches (114.3 x 16.5 x 58.4 cm)
2014 May 10 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Benefit Auction #572
The proceeds from The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Benefit Auction will benefit future acquisitions and programming for the Director's Council FOCUS Exhibition Series. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post - World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. The Modern promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including lectures, guided tours, classes, and workshops.
Photo by Blue A woman sits alone beneath hundreds of dangling scissors; they teeter above her, metallic mouths open and sharp edges facing downwards. Calmly, she sews. As part of 2011’s The Mending Project, the performance artist Beili Liu put herself in this position, asking audience
Do you ever play that game where you look at someone’s face very intently and try to figure out what they’d look like 30+ years from now? Like the 3D version of that app that (crappily) superimposes wrinkles and loose skin over the subject’s face? That might just be me, but I&rsqu
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...
"I photograph to share what it is to be alive, an impulse so profound, that I sometimes feel as if images I’m making with my camera could emerge from my inner core as if I were a human camera obscura.- Marilyn Sanders – 2014."
Photographer Marilyn Sanders has been interpreting the world for nearly four decades, and today Lenscratch features a series that examines the roles of working women at a time when the Women’s Movement was just taking hold. Marilyn’s focus as a photographer ranges from portraiture, still life, to societal examination. She works with analog and digital processes and her work is produced in silver gelatin and digital prints.
Best known for her series of Pin-Up Girls, but Charlene's other gigs make you think of her as being the pinup model rather than the artist. Let the history entertain you -- develop a huge girly crush, like Slip Of A Girl -- but don't underestimate this fine artist!
This lithograph of Nude, Sleeping by Wolf Kahn was part of The Vincent Price Collection. No, it's not like Vincent Price himself owned the nude -- but is his selection of the art for a collection to sell at Sears any less creepy?
Yes, you read that right; Vincent Price, the famed B-film master of kitschy horror was selected to head a retail art sales program for Sears.
"A mixed-media, experimental opera produced by a Hackney-based electronic artist and avant-garde vocalist is to be performed in May at The Horse Hospital in central London.
Room of Worlds is an hour-long chamber opera for live voices, electronics and video. It charts the physical and psychological journey of a woman in a patriarchal landscape of domesticity, love and loneliness, through medicine and memory to the edge of madness.
Electronic artist Charles Webber composed the opera and also produced video for it, while experimental vocalist and former member of punk group Crass Eve Libertine, wrote the libretto.
It is loosely based on the autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, written in the nineteenth century and regarded as a significant piece of early American feminist literature."
Room of Worlds is at The Horse Hospital, London, from 9– 10 May 2014.
“Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” presents the largest comprehensive exhibition of arts and crafts from the famous New Orleans college workshop to tour the country in thirty years. The highly sought-after art pottery is placed in the context of other crafts practiced at Newcomb – textiles, metalwork, jewelry, bookbinding and works on paper. At the same time, the traveling exhibition focuses on the transformative role art education played in the lives of Southern women.
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