Feminist Art History Presentation ~ 164 Slides
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This is a complete presentation on feminist art which is highly visual and thoroughly annotated. My preview is 16 of the slides in the presentation for you to download. This will give you the best idea of what the product is like. There are also 4 pop up thumbnails which go with this listing and the below text excerpts.
~Feminist art grew out of the feminist movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.
~Its themes were gender inequality in society at large and non recognition of women by the art world.
~Feminist art is not created for the pleasure of the viewer.
~Its goal instead is to make the viewer question the status quo of gender roles.
~Although traditional media was used by feminist artists, they also liked using the new media coming into the mainstream via technological innovations.
~These art forms were thus adopted early by the movement: performance, conceptual, body, craft adaptation, video, film, digital and fiber art.
~In 1973, Linda Nochlin answered the question “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” by writing, “The fault lies not in our stars, our hormones, our menstrual cycles, or our empty internal spaces, but in our institutions and our education.”
~Attacking gender associations was the first order of business and Yayoi Kusama took up that job in 1963 with an oven pan, next slide.
~Marina Abramović adopted subjugation as her feminist art theme.
~Abramović did a performance piece of subjugation which ultimately horrified the audience and had many of them running away in fear.
~Her “Rhythm” began by showing the audience objects, including feathers, perfume, a gun and a bullet.
~She instructed the audience that she was the object and they could do whatever they wanted with her body for the next six hours.
~She stood motionless and gave them complete control of herself.
~The audience got wild and violated her body.
~One man aimed the pistol, loaded with the bullet, at Abramović, and wanted her to pull the trigger.
~As the clock tolled the end of six hours, she moved.
~The audience went crazy as they saw her move and they ran away in fear.
~Stills from this performance are shown on the next slide.
~During the 1970s, Judy Chicago coined the term feminist art.
~Chicago was involved in two major projects of female empowerment, “Womanhouse” and the “Dinner Party”.
~This was an intellectual and artistic attack on women’s subjugation.
~The other landmark changes going on in society aided this feminist attack. They were: legalization of birth control, fight towards equal pay and entering men’s fields, civil rights, and legalizing of abortion.
~Although just about every professional field was under attack by feminists, art would still prove one of the most resistant to the entrance of women.
~“Womanhouse” and the “Dinner Party” slides come next.