Friday, March 9, 2007
A propos of Female art
The show Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MoMA has something to do with our conversation about female art last night. This article (in The NYTimes adds): "Feminist art, which emerged in the 1960s with the women’s movement, is the formative art of the last four decades. Scan the most innovative work, by both men and women, done during that time, and you’ll find feminism’s activist, expansionist, pluralistic trace. Without it identity-based art, crafts-derived art, performance art and much political art would not exist in the form it does, if it existed at all. Much of what we call postmodern art has feminist art at its source."