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Feminist Artivisms: Examples of an art history

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminist Art Activisms and Artivisms
EditorsKaty Deepwell
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherValiz
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

Abstract

‘Feminist Artivisms: Examples of an art history’ is a chapter in the forthcoming publication edited by Katy Deepwell for Valiz called, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms. The chapter describes three instances of sustained participatory ‘artivism’ by women, including an example of my own. ‘The Field’, by terra incognita (co-curated project with Juliette Brown), ‘Numbi’ by Kinsi Abdulleh and ‘Idle Women’ by Rachel Anderson and Cis O’Boyle are described in relation to the model for understanding the role and value of art in society proposed in the final chapter of my monograph Between Discipline and a Hard Place: The Value of Art. The chapter writes an art history radically divergent from the progressivist model common to the field despite decades of post-structuralism (including Deleuze and Foucault), feminist and postcolonial critique. These have failed to produce new models, but instead a cannon plus additional Others, thereby reiterating the centrality of white male Western genius.

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