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The Art of Feminism : Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, Hardback Book

The Art of Feminism : Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality Hardback

Edited by Helena Reckitt


The Art of Feminism charts the birth of the feminist aesthetic and itsdevelopment over two centuries that have seen profound and fast-pacedchange in women's lives across the globe.

Includes over 350remarkable artworks, ranging from political posters and graphicsto stunning and provocative pieces of painting, sculpture, textiles,craft, performance, digital and installation art.

The works includedbegin with poster images produced by the Suffrage Atelier in thenineteenth century, moving on to developments of both World Warsbefore arriving at the `birth' of feminist art in the 1960s. More recent artworks describe the development of feminism fromthe fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day, including examplesby Zanele Muholi, Paula Rego, Lenka Clayton, Sethembile Msezane,Andrea Bowers, Tanja Ostojic, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and ZoeLeonard.

Other featured artists include Valie Export, Ketty La Rocca,Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, Sanja Ivekovic, Senga Nengudi,Eva Hesse, Lynda Benglis, Suzy Lake, Barbara Kruger, Sophie Calle,Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Mary Kelly, Judy Chicago, FaithRinggold and Sonia Boyce.

Edited by Helena Reckitt, with texts byLucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson and Amy Tobin, The Art of Feminismalso includes a preface by Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, and aforeword by Xabier Arakistain, former director of del Centro CulturalMontehermoso Kulturunea, Spain.




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