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Patty Carroll, Red VelvetFrom Francesca Woodman to Judy Chicago, women artists have long grappled with the idea of the home: are our houses our personal sanctuaries or our monotonous prisons?
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Sophie Calle creates narrative fictions about tremendous loss, using stories to "protect" her from bitterness. Her life is her art and her art is her life, which makes her pieces either irrepressib...
About three-fourth of the hand stencils found in caves in France and Spain were probably made by females.
Young South African artist Reshma Chhiba recently created a bold art installation, and her work has sparked debates.
There is still a glass ceiling when it comes to recognition. Women are no longer prevented by a guild system from actually training as artists. But they are consistently denied the ultimate accolades of fame and respect. There's an image of supreme excellence in art that still, somehow, assumes a male bloodline of the greats.
Vice's Women in Fiction issue is an interesting package. There's a short story by Mary Gaitskill here, an interview with Marilynne Robinson there, and a short story by Joyce Carol Oates over yonder. And then...there's the fashion spread.
The unusual and fantastical silhouettes in Anne Harris’ oil paintings stem from a personal place. In “Phantasmatical: Self-Portraits” at New York's Alexandre Gallery, Harris depicts the emotional and physical facets of women at middle age in a series of new paintings. Both liberating and vulnerable, these nude portraits appear to emerge from thin air and teeter in a state of obscurity and visibility, emphasizing the notion of a maturing woman “being exposed but not looked at.” Harris shared with BLOUIN ARTINFO her personal experiences that led to the visceral self-portraits.
For Olek, the past year has seen endless legal battles in London, which led to a brief incarceration and house arrest. During this time, it must have seemed as if a long road was ahead of her. The majority of the work on display at her recently opened show at Jonathan Levine Gallery was made during this time in London, when the end was indeed far. However, don’t let the image of Olek crocheting away in a cell paint a disparate image of the installations that the artist created during this time in her life. The spectacle that one has come to expect from energetic and vibrant artist has only intensified. The speakers have been turned up to 11, if you will.
The first comprehensive, historical exhibition to examine the international foundations and legacy of feminist art, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution focuses on the crucial period 1965â€"80, during which the majority of feminist activism and artmaking occurred internationally. The exhibition includes the work of 120 artists from the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Comprising work in a broad range of mediaâ€"including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and performance artâ€"the exhibition is organized around themes based on media, geography, formal concerns, collective aesthetic, and political impulses.
Images of quilts and segments of recorded interviews with quiltmakers from two American Folklife Center collections
FYWA highlights both contemporary and historical female artists of all mediums, movements and genres. Follow us on Facebook for special updates about upcoming artists, interviews and exhibitions....
The artists' and critics' interviews presented here chronicle the founding years of the feminist art movement in the 1970s. While focusing on the events of that decade and the following, these narratives also discuss the impact of the civil rights, anti-war, and women's rights movements. Created by artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson over the last two decades (1990-2008) as she developed her groundbreaking documentary, !Women Art Revolution, this archive provides the first-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways in which women were considered by the reigning art establishment. Available from this site are the videos, transcripts, and biographies on the interviewees as well as links to the Women Art Revolution collection finding aid, information on the documentary !Women Art Revolution, and other feminist studies resources.
Popcorn Venus, 2012. Joyce II.When you think of women photographers who work in self-portraiture, you probably think of Cindy Sherman.
In Swaty's series 'In Between & Outside,' gender is represented as both a fluid, relaxed, and creative expression as well as a more tense and exploratory transition.
An exhibit opening in Boston explores “complexities of identity,” showcasing works of art by female photographers in Iran and the Arab world.
Judy Chicago is an artist, author, and educator whose work has significantly transformed the traditional art historical canon.
An audit of the art world shows that every artist in the top 100 auction sales last year was a man, and just 8% of public art in central London was created by women. But things are changing...
Everyone is terrified of getting old, from that first grey hair we deny even existed to shedding a tear at your first wrinkle. It may flabbergast you, but Kyoto Hamada has donned a grey wig, latex makeup and floral patterns to become an old lady in a project called I used to be you. She goes by the name of Kikuchiyo-san, and accompanied by a series of photographs, she goes about her life sewing buttons, going to museums and doing her laundry.
This website tracks the history of feminist performance art with a timeline linked to descriptions of live acts alongside video and photographic documentation and links to further information. Feminist performance artencompasses myriad approaches including works developed out of consciousness raising sessions and activism to monologue-based one-woman shows as well as audio and dance-based works. This site not only illustrates the breadth of feminist performance art from its inception through to the contemporary moment, but also makes evident the points of connection that occur between women performance artists across generations, nationalities and race.
The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience.
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Founded in 1998, n.paradoxa publishes scholarly and critical articles highlighting feminist art and feminist art theory written by women critics, art historians and artists on and in relation to the work of contemporary women artists post-1970 (visual arts only) working anywhere in the world.
The mission of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers (IWA) is to transform values, policies, and institutions, and to ensure that the intellectual and aesthetic contributions of diverse communities of women in the visual arts are included in the cultural mainstream and acknowledged in the historical record. To accomplish this goal, the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art invents, implements, and conducts live and virtual education, research, documentation, public programs, and exhibitions focused on women artists and feminist art. The IWA strives to establish equality and visibility for all women artists, who are underrepresented and unrecognized in art history, the art market, and the contemporary art world, and to address their professional development needs. The IWA endeavors to serve all women in the visual arts and diverse global, national, regional, state, and university audiences.