Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Aug 14, 2006 - Performing Arts
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Wark brings together a wide range of artists, including Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and provides detailed readings and viewings of individual pieces, many of which have not been studied in detail before. She reassesses assumptions about the generational and thematic characteristics of feminist art, placing feminist performance within the wider context of minimalism, conceptualism, land art, and happenings

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1Art Politics and Feminism in the 1960s
2The Origins of Feminist Art
The Essence of Difference
Autobiography and Narrative
5Roles and Transformations
6Embodiment and Representation

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Jayne Wark is associate professor, art history, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

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