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Groundbreaking art from a revolutionary era, featuring work by than 120 international artists, from Louise Bourgeois and Yoko Ono to Martha Rosler, Marina Abramovi , and Cindy Sherman.There had never been art like the art produced by women artists in the 1970s, and there has never been a book with the ambition and scope of this one about that groundbreaking era WACK documents and illustrates the impact of the feminist revolution on art made between 1965 and 1980, featuring pioneering and influential works by artists who came of age during that period, Chantal Akerman, Lynda Benglis, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Valie Export, Mary Heilmann, Sanja Ivekovi , Ana Mendieta, Annette Messager, and others, as well as important works made in those years by artists whose careers were already well established, including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Lucy Lippard, Alice Neel, and Yoko Ono.The art surveyed in WACK includes work by than 120 artists, in all media, from painting and sculpture to photography, film, installation, and video, arranged not by chronology but by theme Abstraction, Autophotography, Body as Medium, Family Stories, Gender Performance, Knowledge as Power, Making Art History, and others WACK , which accompanies the first international museum exhibition to showcase feminist art from this revolutionary era, contains than 400 color images Highlights include the figurative paintings of Joan Semmel the performance and film collaborations of Sally Potter and Rose English the untitled film stills of Cindy Sherman and the large scale, craft based sculptures of Magdalena Abakanowicz.Written entries on each artist offer key biographical and descriptive information and accompanying essays by leading critics, art historians, and scholars offer new perspectives on feminist art practice The topics, including the relationship between American and European feminism, feminism and New York abstraction, and mapping a global feminism, provide a broad social context for the artworks themselves WACK is both a definitive visual record and a long awaited history of one of the most important artistic movements of the twentieth century.Essays by Cornelia Butler, Judith Russi Kirshner, Catherine Lord, Marsha Meskimmon, Richard Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Peggy Phelan, Nelly Richard, Valerie Smith, Abigail Solomon Godeau, Jenni SorkinArtists include Marina Abramovi , Chantal Akerman, Lynda Benglis, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Lygia Clark, Jay DeFeo, Mary Beth Edelson, Valie Export, Barbara Hammer, Susan Hiller, Joan Jonas, Mary Kelly, Maria Lassnig, Linda Montano, Alice Neel, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O Grady, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, Orlan, Howardena Pindell, Yvonne Rainer, Faith Ringgold, Ketty La Rocca, Ulrike Rosenbach, Martha Rosler, Betye Saar, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Hannah Wilke...

Title : WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution (MIT Press)
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ISBN : 0914357999
Format Type : Vinylbound
Language : English
Publisher : The MIT Press March 2, 2007
Number of Pages : 512 pages
File Size : 569 KB
Status : Available For Download
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WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution (MIT Press) Reviews

  • randomreviewer
    2019-05-10 17:56

    A major exhibition that brought many important artists in the 70s and 80s feminist art movements who had not been given much attention yet into a brighter light. The catalog is packed with different voices. Very valuable reference text.

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  • fetsiboomsticks
    2019-05-12 19:11

    Lovingly politically correct for feminists, borderline politically incorrect for patriarchs. Fun choices were made, sensitive text written. Fabulous.