Rebel Women: The Start of Feminist Art

Rebel Women: The Start of Feminist Art

by Catriona Mitchell   Earlier this month, the BBC aired a one-hour documentary called Rebel Women: The Great Art Fight Back – about the women who pioneered feminist art in the US and UK in the 1970s. In a sudden and explosive reaction against centuries of...
Frida Kahlo’s Objects of Constriction

Frida Kahlo’s Objects of Constriction

by Catriona Mitchell   At the time of writing this, on July 6, it is Frida Kahlo’s birthday, and a new exhibition on the Mexican artist – known for her forward-thinking artistic, political and sexual attitudes, as well as the tragedies and traumas that ran...
Rupture & Reclamation, Part 2: Into the Woods

Rupture & Reclamation, Part 2: Into the Woods

by Catriona Mitchell [NB this article is paired with Rupture & Reclamation, Part 1: Regena Thomashauer, which should be read first, particularly for an explanation of ‘rupture’ and ‘midwifing’ in this context – ed]   In May, I...
Louise Bourgeois: Flowering & Decay

Louise Bourgeois: Flowering & Decay

by Catriona Mitchell   Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), one of the great feminist artists, grew infamous over her lifetime for her overtly sexual, witty, defiant and often dismaying images of the female body – largely in sculpture and installation, but also in...

 

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