Feminism and Art History Now: Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice

Feminism and Art History Now: Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice


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To what extent have developments in global politics, artworld institutions, and local cultures reshaped the critical directions of feminist art historians? The significant new research gathered here engages with the rich inheritance of feminist historiography since around 1970, and considers how to maintain the forcefulness of its critique while addressing contemporary political struggles. Taking on subjects that reflect the museological, global and materialist trajectories of twenty-first-century art historical scholarship, the chapters address the themes of Invisibility, Temporality, Spatiality and Storytelling. They present new research on a diversity of topics that span political movements in Italy, urban gentrification in New York, community art projects in Scotland and Canada's contemporary indigenous culture. Individual chapter analyses focus on the art of Lee Krasner, The Emily Davison Lodge, Zoe Leonard, Martha Rosler, Carla Lonzi and Womanhouse. Together with a synthesising introductory essay, these studies provide readers with a view of feminist art histories of the past, present and future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784533250
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Series: International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Victoria Horne is Lecturer in Art and Design History at Northumbria
University in Newcastle. She has published articles in Feminist Review ,
Radical Philosophy and Jourbanal of Visual Culture . In 2012 she established the Writing Feminist Art Histories research initiative.
Lara Perry is Principal Lecturer in the History of Art and Design programme at the University of Brighton. She is the author of History's
Beauties: Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900 (2006) and co-editor (with Angela Dimitrakaki) of Politics in a Glass Case: Feminism,
Exhibition Cultures and Curatorial Transgressions (2013).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Notes on Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xvii

Introduction: Feminism and Art History Now Victoria Horne Lara Perry 1

Part I Writing | Speaking | Storytelling 25

1 An Unfinished Revolution in Art Historiography, or How to Write a Feminist Art History Victoria Horne Amy Tobin 31

2 I Want a Dyke for President: Sounding out Zoe Leonard's Manifesto for Art History's Feminist Futures Laura Guy 41

3 'Our Stories Are Our Life Blood': Indigenous Feminist Memory and Storytelling as Strategy for Social Change Cherry Smiley 63

Part II Visibility | Intervention | Refusal 83

4 Making Visible Lee Krasner's Occupation: Feminist Art Historiography and the Pollock-Krasner Studio Andrew Hardman 87

5 Challenging Feminist Art History: Carla Lonzi's Divergent Paths Giovanna Zapperi 104

6 This Moment: A Dialogue on Participation, Refusal and History Making Angela Dimitrakaki Lara Perry 124

Part III Spatiality | Occupation | Home 143

7 The Salon Model: The Conversational Complex Elke Krasny 147

8 Los Angeles, 1972/Glasgow, 1990: A Report on Castlemilk Womanhouse Hannah Hamblin 164

9 If You Lived Here…: A Case Study on Social Reproduction in Feminist Art History Kirsten Lloyd 183

Part IV Temporality | Ghosts | Returns 203

10 Temporalities of the 'Feminaissance' Francesco Ventrella 207

11 Gestures of Inclusion, Bodily Damage and the Hauntings of Exploitation in Global Feminisms (2007) Kimberly Lamm 230

12 Learning and Playing: Re-enacting Feminist Histories Catherine Grant 260

Index 283

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