07 February, 2007

Feminist Art - ARTnews


The Past, Present and Future of
Feminist Art


Why are museums now focusing on women’s art? With major exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, the opening of a feminist art center in Brooklyn, and a MoMA-sponsored symposium and book featuring women artists in the collection, ARTnews looks behind the scenes - and ahead - to explore the who, what, where, why, and why now of women’s art.

We talk to legendary art historian Linda Nochlin (author of the groundbreaking “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” which appeared in the 1971 ARTnews); look at the history of women’s art – assessing where it is today and where it is going; explore the definition of feminism – which young artists use the f-word, which don’t, and why; and speak with Elizabeth Sackler, who just funded a new Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum featuring Judy Chicago’s iconic piece, The Dinner Party.

PLUS – a profile of Kim Sooja, the South-Korean born artist who creates fabric projects, performances and installations; and a studio visit with Afro-Cuban photographer and installation artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.

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