Post-Partum Document

Post-Partum Document

by Mary Kelly
     
 

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Conceived as an installation in six consecutive sections, Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document has been widely exhibited and intensely debated since its first scandalous appearance in the 1970s. Now, more than twenty years later, the Document's initial challenge to conceptual art and its impact on the emerging discourse of sexual difference have taken on a new…  See more details below

Overview

Conceived as an installation in six consecutive sections, Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document has been widely exhibited and intensely debated since its first scandalous appearance in the 1970s. Now, more than twenty years later, the Document's initial challenge to conceptual art and its impact on the emerging discourse of sexual difference have taken on a new significance. For many younger artists and critics, the republication of Kelly's artwork in book form will provide the opportunity to engage directly with the visual and intertextual strategies that spawned a generation of "thinking bad girls."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780710205315
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1985
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Maurice Berger
One of this century's most significant and influential artistic statements on identity, represents the ultimate merging of feminism and minimalist performativity....It is an extraordinary work that is viscerally experienced rather than statically received. -- New School for Social Research
Hal Foster
Not only the point of departure of a signal artistic oeuvre, but also a historic crux in feminism, art, and theory.

Meet the Author

Mary Kelly is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her project-based artwork, Post-Partum Document (1973-79),
Interim
(1984-89) and Gloria Patri (1992) is represented in such public collections as London's Tate Gallery, the Zurich Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Australian National Gallery, the Helsinki City Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is author of Imaging Desire (1996) and her writing is included in the monograph Mary Kelly (1997).

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