Women Artists at the Millennium / Edition 1

Women Artists at the Millennium / Edition 1

by Carol Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 026201226X

ISBN-13: 9780262012263

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

More than thirty years after the birth of the modern women's movement and the beginnings of feminist art-making and art history, the time is ripe to examine the legacies of those revolutions. In Women Artists at the Millennium, artists, art historians, and critics examine the differences that feminist art practice and critical theory have made in late

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More than thirty years after the birth of the modern women's movement and the beginnings of feminist art-making and art history, the time is ripe to examine the legacies of those revolutions. In Women Artists at the Millennium, artists, art historians, and critics examine the differences that feminist art practice and critical theory have made in late twentieth-century art and the discourses surrounding it.In 1971, when Linda Nochlin published her essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" in a special issue of Art News, there were no women's studies, no feminist theory, no such thing as feminist art criticism; there was instead a focus on the mythic figure of the great (male) artist through history.

Since then, the "woman artist" has not simply been assimilated into the canon of "greatness" but has expanded art-making into a multiplicity of practices with new parameters and perspectives. In Women Artists at the Millennium artists including Martha Rosler and Yvonne Rainer reflect upon their own varied practices and art historians discuss the innovative work of such figures as Louise Bourgeois, Lygia Clark, Mona Hatoum, and Carrie Mae Weems. And Linda Nochlin considers changes since her landmark essay and looks to the future, writing, "We will need all our wit and courage to make sure that women's voices are heard, their work seen and written about."Artist Pages ByEllen Gallagher, Ann Hamilton, Mary Kelly, Yvonne Rainer,Martha RoslerContributing WritersEmily Apter, Carol Armstrong, Catherine de Zegher,Maria DiBattista, Brigid Doherty, Briony Fer, Tamar Garb, Anne Higonnet, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Molly Nesbit, Mignon Nixon, Linda Nochlin, Griselda Pollock,Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Lisa Tickner, Anne Wagner

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262012263
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
October Books
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Yvonne Rainer1
ILegacies "Why have there been no great women artists?" : thirty years after21
Rethinking the artist in the woman, the woman in the artist, and that old chestnut, the gaze35
Mediating generation : the mother-daughter plot85
Responding : questions of perspective121
Martha Rosler127
IISpaces
Duchess of nothing : video space and the "woman artist"145
Drawing drawing : Agnes Martin's infinity169
The inside is the outside : the relational as the (feminine) space of the radical189
Responding : dwelling on spaces219
Ann Hamilton243
IIISubjectives
Hairlines255
The she-fox : transference and the "woman artist"275
Difference and disfiguration, or Trockel as mime305
Responding : a referendum on theory and feminism327
Mary Kelly335
IVIdentities
Francesca Woodman : a ghost in the house of the "woman artist"347
Taunting and haunting : critical tactics in a "minor" mode371
Sally Mann : the price of success403
Responding : scandalous matter : women artists427
Ellen Gallagher437

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