Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2006 - ART - 302 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
3
1 Art Politics and Feminism in the 1960s
11
2 The Origins of Feminist Art
27
The Essence of Difference
58
Autobiography and Narrative
86
5 Roles and Transformations
124
6 Embodiment and Representation
165
Conclusion
204
Notes
211
Bibliography
239
Index
267
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Jayne Wark is associate professor, art history, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

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