Feminist Avant-Garde: Art of the 1970s in the Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna


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Feminist Avant-Garde features a wide variety of work from artists both well-known and under the radar. This book reveals how women artists reclaimed control of the feminine image in photography, video, and performance art and documents a tectonic change in the way women portray themselves in art.

In the 1970s, for the first time, female artists began collectively to investigate visual representations of their own selves. They studied their own bodies and created the prospect of determined feminine identities. Editor Gabriele Schor explores the Feminist Avant-Garde to emphasize the role that these artists played for the last four decades. The works are provocative, radical, poetic, ironic, angry, cynical and heartfelt. The artists shared a collective consciousness that reassessed, and even rejected, what came before, turning to new ways of expression in the fields of photography, performance, film, and video.

The collection SAMMLUNG VERBUND founded in 2004 in Vienna focuses on the feminist art movement of the 1970s and has the largest collection of wworks with this emphasis. Artists include Eleanor Antin, Cindy Sherman, Ana Mendieta, Nil Yalter, Ketty La Rocca, Birgit Jürgenssen, Renate Bertlmann, Francesca Woodman and others.

This important book emphasizes the accomplishments of women artists who have made a name for themselves while encouraging the young generation.

- Hardcover
- 560 pages, 9.4 x 11.4 x 2 inches
- 200 color and 500 b&w 
- 2016
SKU: 34403

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