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Transnational Perspectives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985

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ISBN 9780367552404
April 27, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Transnational Perspecives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985 is a collection of essential essays that bring transnational feminist praxis into conversations with histories of feminist art in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.

The artistic practices and processes examined within these pages all center on gender and sexual politics as they variously intersect with race, class, sovereignty, Indigeneity, citizenship, and migration at particular historical moments and within specific geopolitical contexts. The book’s central premise is that reconsidering this period from transnational feminist perspectives will enable new thinking about the critical commonalities and differences across heterogenous and geographically dispersed practices that have contributed to the complex and multifaceted relationship between feminism and art today.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, cultural studies, visual culture, material culture, and gender studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Locating and Dislocating Feminisms

Jen Kennedy, Trista E. Mallory, and Angelique Szymanek

Part One: Constructing

  1. Re-Viewing a 1960’s Mi’kmaq Ribbon Skirt: Reclamation, Resilience, Resistance
  2. Lisa Binkley

  3. Winding Up to Be Unfurled: Art History as Casa Espiral
  4. Sarah Lookofsky

  5. Insubordinate Bodies: Staging Protest and Torture in Regina Vater’s 1973 Nós Performance
  6. Emily Citino

  7. Nil Yalter’s Topak Ev: The Nomadic Tent Between "Worlds"

Ceren Ozpinar

Part Two: Mediating

  1. Creation Stories: Australian arts feminism
  2. Jacqueline Millner and Catorina Moore

  3. Tseng Kwong Chi – 1979 and the Liminal Trans of Racial and Sexual Politics
  4. Jane Chin Davidson

  5. Shades of Discrimination: The Emergence of Feminism in Apartheid South Africa
  6. Brenda Schmahmann

    Part Three: Performing

  7. Against the Body: Interpreting Ana Mendieta

Julia Bryan-Wilson

  1. "Hidden" No More: Jung Gang Ja, a Pioneer of Korean Experimental Art of the 1960s
  2. Phil Lee

  3. ‘Really African, and Really Kabuki too’: Afro Asian Possibility in the Work of Senga Nengudi
  4. Ellen Tani

  5. Kirsten Justesen—The Body as a Feminist and Artistic Tool

Tania Ørum

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    Jen Kennedy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen's University.

    Trista E. Mallory is a stay-at-home mother and Independent Scholar.

    Angelique Szymanek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.