Chief Concerns of Feminists in the 1970s <ul><li>Gain full social and economic equality </li></ul><ul><li>Reveal and question society's definition of women's roles </li></ul><ul><li>To disclose the cultural construction of the body </li></ul><ul><li>To examine the natural processes of the body that have long been disregarded by western culture </li></ul><ul><li>To express (finally) the woman's identity </li></ul>
Sylvia Sleigh. The Turkish Bath . 1973. Butler, Cornelia. WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007.
Remember Ingres Turkish Bath from the last voicethread activity?
Marina Abramovic <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.” - Marina Abramovic </li></ul>
Sheet Closet . 1972. http://www.fresnoalliance.com/home/images/Sheet_Closet.jpg The Feminist Art Program was an experiment in teaching Participants engaged in consciousness raising sessions Collaboration was encouraged with the intention of forming a community Only women allowed in the classroom and studio
Womanhouse 1972 theme was women's work aimed to "search out and reveal the female experience...the dreams and fantasies of women as they sewed, cooked, washed and ironed away their lives." - Judy Chicago
<ul><li>"Because we are denied knowledge of our history, we are deprived of standing upon each other's shoulders and build upon each other's hard earned accomplishments. Instead we are condemned to repeat what others have done before and thus we continually reinvent the wheel. The goal of The Dinner Party is to break this cycle." </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Judy Chicago. The Dinner Party . 1974 - 79.