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Feminism: Feminist Art Movement

Feminist Art

"Art that seeks to challenge the dominance of men in both art and society, to gain recognition and equality for women artists, and to question assumptions about womanhood. Beginning in the 1960s and 1970s, feminist artists used a variety of mediums - including painting, performance art, and crafts historically considered "women's work" - to make work aimed at ending sexism and oppression and exposing femininity to be a masquerade or set of poses adopted by women to conform to societal expectations. While many of the debates inaugurated in these decades are still ongoing, a younger generation of feminist artists takes an approach incorporating intersecting concerns about race, class, forms of privilege, and gender identity and fluidity. Both feminism and feminist art continue to evolve."

- MoMA. (n.d.). Feminist art. Retrieved from              

Untitled (Your body is a battleground). Copyright Barbara Kruger, 1989.

Artists of Note

Artists of Note

Judy Chicago Kiki Smith Carloee Schneeman
Cindy Sherman Barbara Kruger Miriam Schapiro
Adrian Piper Frida Kahlo Louise Bourgeois
Hannah Wilke Mary Beth Edelson Ewa Partum
Karin Mack Marilyn Minter Hend Al-Mansour
Li Xinmo Regina Jose Galindo Betty Tompkins
Nandipha Mntambo Ana Mendieta Valie Export
Lynda Benglis Martha Rosler The Guerilla Girls
Lorna Simpson Mary Kelly Nancy Spero


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