Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000 / Edition 1

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Charting over 30 years of debate on the significance of gender in the making and understanding of art, this anthology gathers together 99 representative texts from North America, Europe and Australasia.

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"Robinson's anthology of feminist writing on, in and around art from the last 30 years does fill a very tangible gap and will be of immense use to anybody who spends their time looking at and thinking about art." Art Monthly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631208501
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/16/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilary Robinson is Co-ordinator of Research and Senior Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at the University of Ulster at Belfast. She has published and lectured widely in the UK, Ireland, Northern America and elsewhere on feminism and art, and is the author of Visibly Female: Feminism and Art Today (1987).
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Feminism/Art/Theory: Towards a (Political) Historiography.

Using the Book: A Note for Teachers.

Part I: Gender in/of Culture:.


Essential Reading.

1. Valerie Solanas, from Scum Manifesto.

2. Shulamith Firestone, '(Male) Culture' from The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution.

3. Sherry Ortner, 'Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture?', Feminist Studies.

4. Carolee Schneemann, 'From Tape no. 2 "Kitch's Last Meal", (Super 8 Film: 1973 74 75-)' (Text Used for 'Interior Scroll' 1975; 1977) Reproduced in More Than Meat Joy: Performance Works and Selected Writings.

5. Faith Wilding, 'Waiting' from Through The Flower by Judy Chicago.

6. Monique Wittig, from: 'The Straight Mind', Feminist Issues.

7. Isabelle Bernier, from 'In the Shadow of Contemporary Art' in Feministe Toi Même, Feministe Quande Même Ed. by Nicole Jolicoeur and Isabelle Bernier (Trans. by S. D. Hassan).

8. Luce Irigaray, from: 'Writing as a Woman': Luce Irigaray Interviewed by Alice Jardine and Anne Menke in Je Tu Nous: Towards a Culture of Difference (Trans. by A Martin).

9. Andrea Blum, et al (Eds.) 'Art' in WAC Stats: The Facts About Women.

Part II: Activism and Institutions:.


Essential Reading.

Challenging Patriarchal Structures:.

10. Women's Ad Hoc Committee/Women Artists in Revolution/WSABAL, 'To the viewing public for the 1970 Whitney Annual exhibition'.

11. Adrian Piper, 'The Triple Negation of Colored Women Artists' in Next Generation: Southern Black Aesthetic ed. by Devinis Szakacs' Vicki Kopf.

12. Val Walsh, 'Art Conferences: Passification or Politics?', And.

13. Jody Berland, 'Bodies of Theory Bodies of Pain: Some Silences,' Harbour.

Building Feminist Structures:.

14. Betsy Damon, Untitled Statement in Shrine for Everywomen, Artist's Book.

15. W.E.B. (West-East Bag), 'Consciousness-Raising Rules', W.E.B.: West-East Coast Bag.

16. Women's Workshop, 'A Brief History of the Women's Workshop of the Artist's Union 1972-1973'.

17. Heresies Collective, from: 'Minutes: Heresies Collective', Oct 7th.

18. Terry Wolverton, 'Lesbian Art Project', Heresies.

19. Martha Rosler, 'Well, is the Personal Political?', Statement for the Conference Questions on Women's Art, ICA London, 15-16 November 1980.

20. Anne Marsh, 'A Theoretical and Political Context' in Difference: A Radical Approach to Women and Art.

Activism in Practice, Practice of Activism:.

21. Leslie Labowitz-Starus and Suzanne Lacy, 'In Mourning And In Rage...', Frontiers: A Journal of Women.

22. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, 'Touch Sanitation', in Issue ed. by Lucy Lippard.

23. Lucy Lippard, 'Hot Potatoes: Art and Politics in 1980' Block.

24. Marina Warner, from: 'The Front Page (London)' in Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form.

25. La Centrale, Montréal, 'Silence as a Vigil' Parallelogramme.


26. Miriam Schapiro, from: 'The Education of Women as Artists: Project Womanhouse', Art Journal.

27. Paula Harper, from: 'The First Feminist Art Program: A View from the 1980s', Signs.

28. Griselda Pollock, from: 'Art Artschool Culture: Individualism after the Death of the Author', Block.

29. Moira Roth, 'Teaching Modern Art History from a Feminist Perspective: Challenging Conventions My Own and Others', Women's Studies Quarterly, Special Issue: Teaching About Women and the Visual Arts.


30. Aviva Rahmani, 'A Conversation on Censorship With Carolee Schneemann', M/E/A/N/I/N/G.

31. Sarah Milroy 'The Flesh Dress: A Defence', Canadian Art.

32. Anna Douglas, 'Where Do we Draw the Line? An Investigation into the Censorship of Art' in: New Feminist Art Criticism: Critical Strategies ed. Katy Deepwell.

Part III: Historical and Critical Practices:.


Essential Reading.

The Uses of Language:.

33. Valerie Juan and Joyce Kozloff, 'Art Hysterical Notions" of Progress and Culture', Heresies.

34. Suzanne Kappeler, 'No Matter How Unreasonable' (Review of Rape Ed. by Sylvana Tomaselli and Roy Porter - Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986), Art History.

35. Janet Wolff 'On the Road Again: Metaphors of Travel in Cultural Criticism'.

Rebuilding Practices of Criticism:.

36. Heresies Collective, 'Statement', Heresies.

37. Corinne Robins, 'The Women's Art Magazines', Art Criticism.

38. Griselda Pollock, 'Framing Feminism' (Letter) Women Artists' Slide Library Journal.

39. Meaghan Morris, 'Critical Reflections', Artforum.

40. Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, 'In Search of a Discourse and Critique/s that Center the Art of Black Women Artists' in: Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, Ed. by Stanlie M. James and Abena P. A. Busia.

41. Stephanie Cash, 'The Art Criticism and Politics of Lucy Lippard', Art Criticism.

Interventions in the Discipline of 'Art History':.

42. Linda Nochlin, 'Courbet's L' Origine du Monde: The Origin without an Original', October.

43. Lisa Tickner, 'Modernist Art History: The Challenge of Feminism' from: 'Feminism Art History and Sexual Difference', Genders.

44. Joan Borsa, 'Frida Kahlo: Marginalization and the Critical Female Subject', Third Text.

45. Judith Wilson, 'Getting Down to Get Over: Romare Bearsden's Use of Pornography and the Problem of the Black Female Body in Afro-U.S. Art' in: Black Popular Culture: A Project by Michelle Wallace ed. Gina Dent.

46. Pamela Allara, 'The Creation (of a) Myth', from Allara, Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery.

Part IV: The Aesthetic:.


Essential Reading.

47. Marjorie Kramer, 'Some Thoughts on Feminist Art', Women and Art.

48. Judy Chicago, from 'Woman as Artist', Everywoman.

49. Pat Mainardi, 'A Feminine Sensibility?' Feminist Art Journal.

50. Judith Stein, from 'For a Truly Feminist Art', The Big News.

51. Michèle Barrett, from: 'Feminism and the Definition of Cultural Politics', in: Brunt R & Rowan C (eds): Feminism Culture and Politics.

52. Silvia Bovenschen, 'Is there A Feminine Aesthetic?' in Feminist Aesthetics Ed. by Gisela Ecker (Trans. by Beth Weckmueller).

53. Luce Irigaray, 'How Can we Create our Beauty?' in Je Tu Nous: Towards a Culture of Difference (Trans. A Martin).

54. Hilde Hein, 'Where is the Woman in Feminist Theory? The Case of Aesthetics', Philosophic Exchange.

55. Belinda Edmondson, 'Black Aesthetics Feminist Aesthetics and the Problems of Oppositional Discourse', Cultural Critique.

Part V: Politics in Practice: Material Strategies:.


Essential Reading.

56. May Stevens, 'Looking Backward in Order to Look Forward: Memoirs of a Racist Girlhood', Heresies.

57. Lauren Rabinowitz, 'Issues of Feminist Aesthetics: Judy Chicago and Joyce Wieland', Woman's Art Journal.

58. Jo Spence, from: 'Beyond the Family Album', Ten: 8.

59. Linda Montano, from Art in Everyday Life.

60. Susan Hiller, 'Anthropology into Art': Susan Hiller Interviewed by Sarah Kent and Jacqueline Morreau, in Women's Images of Men ed. by Sarah Kent and Jacqueline Morreau.

61. Mary Kelly and Griselda Pollock, from: In Conversation at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

62. Nel Tenhaaf, 'Of Monitors and Men and Other Unsolved Feminist Mysteries: Video Technology and the Feminine', Parallelogramme.

63. Katy Deepwell, 'Paintstripping', Women's Art Magazine.

64. Alison Rowley, 'Plan: Large Woman or Large Canvas? A Confusion of Size with Scale' from 'On Viewing Three Paintings by Jenny Saville: Rethinking a Feminist Practice of Painting' in: Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts: Feminist Readings Ed. by Griselda Pollock.

Faith Wilding, 'Where is the Feminism in Cyberfeminism', N.Paradoxa.

Part VI: Claiming Identity, Negotiating Genealogy:.


Essential Reading.

65. Kass Banning, 'The Ties That Bind: Here We Go Again' from: 'The Mummification of Mommy: Joyce Wieland as the AGO's First Living Other'.

66. Ailbhe Smyth, 'The Floozie in the Jacuzzi: The Problematics of Culture and Indentity for an Irish Woman...' Circa.

67. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, 'Surviving as a Native Woman Artist', Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la Femme.

68. Hung Liu, 'Five Terms Two Letters', M/E/A/NI/N/G.

69. Coco Fusco, 'We Wear the Mask' in Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age, Ed. Ella Shohat.

70. Diane Losche, 'Reinventing the Nude: Fiona Foley's Museology', in Past Present: The National Women's Art Anthology Ed. by Joan Kerr and Jo Holder.

Part VII: Theorizing Representation:.


Essential Reading.

Between Image and Representation:.

71. Sally Potter, 'On Shows' in About Time: Video Performance and Installation by 21 Women Artists Ed. by Catherine Elwes, Rose Garrard and Sandy Nairne.

72. Judith Williamson, 'Images of "Woman": The Photography of Cindy Sherman', Screen.

73. Lisa Tickner, 'Sexuality and/in Representation: Five British Artists' in Difference Ed. by Kate Linker.

74. Jacqueline Rose, 'Sexuality in the Field of Vision' in Rose, Sexuality in the Field of Vision.

75. Jo Anna Isaak, 'Mapping the Imaginary', in The Event Horizon: Essays on Hope, Sexuality, Social Space and Media(tion) in Art Ed. by Lorne Falk.

76. Jan Zita Grover, Framing the Questions: Positive Imaging and Scarcity in Lesbian Photographs', in Stolen Glances: Lesbians Take Photographs Ed. by Tessa Boffin and Jean Fraser.

Modernity and Postmodernism:.

77. Nicole DuBreuil-Brundin, 'Feminism and Modernism: Paradoxes' in Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers', Ed, Benjamin Buchl, Serge Guilbaut and David Solckin.

78. Toril Moi, 'Feminism Postmodernism and Style: Recent Feminist Criticism in the United States', Cultural Critique.

79. Amelia Jones, '"Post-Feminism" - A Remasculinization of Culture?' M/E/A/N/I/N/G.

80. Faith Ringgold, 'Le Cafe des Artistes (The French Collection Part II: #11)' [A Story Quilt Narrative] in Dancing in the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts Ed. by Dan Cameron.


81. Whitney Chadwick, 'Negotiating the Feminist Divide', Heresies.

82. Diana Fuss, from 'The Risk of Essence', in Fuss, Essentially Speaking: Feminism, Nature and Difference.

83. Hilary Robinson, 'Reframing Women', Circa.

Part VIII: Body, Sexuality, Image:.


Essential Reading.

Lesbian Presence:.

84. Shonagh Adelman, 'Desire in the Politics of Representation', Matriart.

85. Ann Gibson, 'Lesbian Identity and the Politics of Representation in Betty Parson's Gallery', Journal of Homosexuality.

86. Harmony Hammond, 'Against Cultural Amnesia', Art Papers.

Re-Imaging Body:.

87. Mary Duffy, 'Disability Differentness Identity', Circa.

88. Lynda Nead, 'Framing the Female Body' from Nead, The Female Nude: Art Obscenity and Sexuality.

89. Amelia Jones, 'Yayoi Kusama' in Jones, Body Art: Performing the Subject.

Sexuality and the Sexual Body:.

90. Barbara Rose, 'Vaginal Iconology', New York Magazine.

91. Suzanne Santoro, Text from Per una espressione nuova / Towards New Expression (Artist's Book).

92. Joanna Frueh, 'Feminism' in Hannah Wilke: A Retrospective Ed.: by Thomas H Kocheiser.

93. Buseje Bailey 'I Don't Have to Expose my Genitalia', Matriart.

Part IX: The Realm of the Spirit:.


Essential Reading.

Religion, the Spiritual, the Divine:.

94. Monica Sjöö, from 'Art is a Revolutionary Act', Womanspirit.

95. Mary Beth Edelson, from: 'Objections of a "Goddess Artist": An Open Letter to Thomas McEvilley', New Art Examiner.

96. Michelle Cliff, '"I Found God in Myself and I Loved Her/I Loved Her Fiercely": More Thoughts on the Work of Black Women Artists', Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.


97. 'Editorial', Women: A Journal of Liberation.

98. Hélène Cixous, from: 'Laugh of the Medusa' (Trans by Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen), Signs, summer 1976.

99. Bell Hooks 'Women Artists: The Creative Process' in Art on My Mind: Visual Politics.


General Bibliography.

Journal Special Issues.

Documenting the Movement.

Bibliography for Chapter 1.

Bibliography for Chapter 2.

Bibliography for Chapter 3.

Bibliography for Chapter 4.

Bibliography for Chapter 5.

Bibliography for Chapter 6.

Bibliography for Chapter 7.

Bibliography for Chapter 8.

Bibliography for Chapter 9.

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