M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism

by Susan Bee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822325667

ISBN-13: 9780822325666

Pub. Date: 12/27/2000

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

M/E/A/N/I/N/G brings together essays and commentary by over a hundred artists, critics, and poets, culled from the art magazine of the same name. The editors—artists Susan Bee and Mira Schor—have selected the liveliest and most provocative pieces from the maverick magazine that bucked commercial gallery interests and media hype during its

Overview

M/E/A/N/I/N/G brings together essays and commentary by over a hundred artists, critics, and poets, culled from the art magazine of the same name. The editors—artists Susan Bee and Mira Schor—have selected the liveliest and most provocative pieces from the maverick magazine that bucked commercial gallery interests and media hype during its ten-year tenure (1986–96) to explore visual pleasure with a culturally activist edge.
With its emphasis on artists’ perspectives of aesthetic and social issues, this anthology provides a unique opportunity to enter into the fray of the most hotly contested art issues of the past few decades: the visibility of women artists, sexuality and the arts, censorship, art world racism, the legacies of modernism, artists as mothers, visual art in the digital age, and the rewards and toils of a lifelong career in art. The stellar cast of contributing artists and art writers includes Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, David Humphrey, Thomas McEvilley, Laura Cottingham, Johanna Drucker, David Reed, Carolee Schneemann, Whitney Chadwick, Robert Storr, Leon Golub, Charles Bernstein, and Alison Knowles.
This compelling and theoretically savvy collection will be of interest to artists, art historians, critics, and a general audience interested in the views of practicing artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822325666
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/27/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: Feminism, Theory, and Art Practice / Johanna Drucker

Introduction / Susan Bee and Mira Schor

I. Feminism and Art

“Post-Feminism”—A Remasculinization of Culture? / Amelia Jones

Appropriated Sexuality / Mira Schor

Why We Need “Bad Girls” Rather Than “Good” Ones! / Corinne Robins

Barbara Pollack / Letter on Bad Girls / Barbara Pollack

A Conversation on Censorship with Carolee Schneemann / Aviva Rahmani

Aesthetic and Postmenopausal Pleasures / Joanna Frueh

just a sketch . . . / Laura Cottingham

A Conversation on Lesbian Subjectivity and Painting with Deborah Kass / Patricia Cronin

Monstrous Domesticity / Faith Wilding

II. The Politics of Meaning and Representation

For M/E/A/N/I/N/G / Charles Bernstein

Figure/Ground / Mira Schor

The Critic Is (?) Artist / Marcia Hafif

12 Questions of Art / Lucio Pozzi

Some Remarks on Racism in the American Arts / Daryl Chin

The Success of Failure / Joel Fisher

Visual Pleasure: A Feminist Perspective / Johanna Drucker

“I Don’t Take Voice Mail” / Charles Bernstein

III. Selections from the Forums

On Authenticity and Meaning / Arakawa & Madeline Gins, Susan Bee, Robert Berlind, Jake Berthot, Collins & Milazzo, Maureen Connor, Rackstraw Downes, David Humphrey, Komar & Melamid, Medrie MacPhee, Elizabeth Murray, Yvonne Rainer, Miriam Schapiro, Ann Schoenfeld, Pat Steir, Robert Storr, Lawrence Weiner

Contemporary Views on Racism in the Arts / Emma Amos, Josely Carvalho, Daryl Chin, Tom Finkelpearl, Madeline Gins, Renée Green, Hung Liu, Fern Logan, Juan Sanchez, Robert Storr

Over Time: A Forum on Art Making / Rudolf Baranik, Arthur Cohen, Hermine Ford, Nancy Fried, Leon Golub, John Goodyear, Nancy Grossman, Yvonne Jacquette, Ellen Lanyon, Ann McCoy, Melissa Meyer, Howardena Pindell, Lucio Pozzi, Jacques Roch, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Tuttle, David von Schlegell, Lawrence Weiner, Faith Wilding

On Motherhood, Art, and Apple Pie / Emma Amos, Suzanne Anker, Susan Bee, Emily Cheng, Stephanie DeManuelle, Jane Dickson, Bailey Doogan, Hermine Ford, Mimi Gross, Freya Hansell, Yvonne Jacquette, Joyce Kozloff, Ellen Lanyon, Betty Lee, Lenore Malen, Ann Messner, Diane Neumaier, Nancy Pierson, Barbara Pollack, Erika Rothenberg, Miriam Schapiro, Arlene Shechet, Dena Shottenkirk, Joan Snyder, Elke Solomon, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Martha Wilson, Barbara Zucker

On Creativity and Community / Jackie Brookner, David Humphrey, William Pope, Robert C. Morgan, Barbara Pollack, Jerry Saltz, Mira Schor

IV. Artists’ Musings

Mother Baseball / Vanalyne Green

Bats / Tom Knechtel

The Discovered Uncovered / Nancy Spero

Running on Empty: An Artist’s Life in New York / Susan Bee

Reorganized Meditations on Mnemonic Threshold / Joseph Nechvatal

The Critic and the Hare: Meditations on the Death of My Rabbit / Ann McCoy

September 21, 1989 / Richard Tuttle

Alison Knowles: An Interview / Aviva Rahmani

Media Baptisms / David Reed

V. Artists in Perspective

Florine Stettheimer: Eccentric Power, Invisible Tradition / Pamela Wye

Cartoons of the Self: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Murderer—Art Spiegelman’s Maus / Nancy K. Miller

Nancy Spero: Speaking in Tongues / Pamela Wye

Muse Begets Crone: On Leonora Carrington / Whitney Chadwick

Painting After Painting: The Paintings of Susan Bee / Misko Suvakovic

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears: An Interview with Thomas McEvilley / Dominique Nahas

Appendix: Contents of M/E/A/N/I/N/G

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