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Author Battista, Kathy.

Title Renegotiating the Body : Feminist Art in 1970s London.

Published London : I.B.Tauris, 2008.
©2008.

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Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (213 pages)
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Contents About the Author -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Feminism and Conceptual Practice -- Chapter 2: The Body and Performance Art -- Chapter 3: Alternative Spaces for Feminist Art -- Chapter 4: Feminist Themes in Contemporary Practice -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Summary What makes art 'feminist art'? Although feminist artists do have a unique aesthetic, there can be no essential feminist aesthetic, argues Kathy Battista in this exciting new art history. Domesticity, the body, its traces and sexuality have become prominent themes in contemporary feminist practice but where did these preoccupations begin and how did they come to signify a particular type of art? Kathy Battista's (re-)engagement with the founding generation of female practitioners centres on 1970s London as the cultural hub from which a new art practice arose. Emphasising the importance of artists including Bobby Baker, Anne Bean, Catherine Elwes, Rose English, Alexis Hunter, Tina Keane, Hannah O'Shea, Kate Walker and Silvia Ziranek and examining works such as Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document, Judy Clark's 1973 exhibition Issues, Carolee Schneemann's Meat Joy and Cosey Fanni Tutti's Prostitution, shown in 1976, Kathy Battista investigates some of the most controversial and provocative art from the era. This book not only deals with the 'famous' art events but includes analysis of lesser-known exhibitions and performances and explains why so much feminist art has been both marginalised in art history and grossly under-represented in institutional archives and collections.
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Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subject Bactrian camel -- Monitoring.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780857735911 (electronic bk.)
9781845115128