What images come to mind with the words women, aging, old, even elderly? Are they stereotypes? Are there any positive associations? The thirteen contributions to this edited volume explore a broad range of images of old women, ranging from medieval old wives to contemporary re-imaginations of shamans and witches and empowering self-portraits. Works from medieval Europe to colonialtime Polynesia, present West Africa, Japan, and the Americas, in a multiplicity of media are explored in detail. These studies of varied representations of old women offer fresh perspectives and an engaging dialogue about society's values and preconceptions regarding the wisdom of our elders and the golden years in different times and cultures.
13 Joan Marter began to teach contemporary and modern art history at Douglass in 1977, and Joan Semmel joined the faculty to teach painting and drawing in 1979. Joan Semmel taught for twenty-two years at Rutgers and began her teaching ...
Author: Joan M. Marter
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
This book explores the achievements of a group of young women artists who learned about the New Art through an extraordinary faculty of innovators at Douglass College. New Art rejected the dominance of Abstract Expressionism, advocating that art should be based on everyday life and that "anything can be art."
Structured around sexual desire as the central analytical category, this monograph systematically approaches a heterogeneous array of artworks to purposefully examine the entanglements of art, feminist theory, gender, and sexuality. This book considers the potential of sexually explicit art to challenge a socially constructed conception of sexuality as well as gender, and explores the sexually explicit as a means to (re-)claim agency for marginalized subjectivities and to emancipate desire from within the patriarchal and heteronormative system. In distinct case studies, the author focuses on works by four US-American artists – Robert Mapplethorpe, Joan Semmel, Betty Tompkins, and Tee A. Corinne – and situates them in relation to contemporaneous debates associated with the insurgent Sexual Liberation Movements of the 1970s. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual culture, and gender and sexuality studies.
Joan Semmel was there and was very outspoken. We finally left together and decided, we've got to do our own criticism because the men haven't a clue on how to critique our work. Another meeting was at the Central Park West apartment of ...
Author: Patricia Hills
May Stevens' paintings weave themes of familial love and loss, societal ills, and the healing power of nature and the human community. This book surveys the full range of her remarkable lifework, from her early social protest paintings to her recent series of luminous, large-format images of lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. Patricia Hills offers an insightful, in-depth look at Stevens' career, drawing on her own recollections and rounded out by informed commentary. Images and text bring to light Stevens' personal history, her humanitarian concerns, and the social context within which her art evolved.
Author: Diana Tietjens MeyersPublish On: 2002-02-21
See Chapter 3, Section 3, for further discussion of these contributions. CHAPTER SIX 4. All epigraphs taken from autobiographical essays in Foster 1994. Nude Self-Portrait, 1980, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Joan Semmel, ...
Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Harmful, culturally prevalent imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood constrains women's self-determination. Gender in the Mirror proposes alternative imagery of feminine sexuality, beauty, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes on the challenge of neutralizing patriarchal imagery.
Alloway, Lawrence. Joan Semmel. Sharadin Gallery, Kutztown State College, 1980. Brown, Betty Ann, and Arlene Raven. Exposures: Women and Their Art. NewSage Press, 1989. Marter, Joan. “Joan Semmel's Portrait: Personal Confrontations.
Author: Jules Heller
Category: Social Science
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Laila Pedro, Art In Conversation: Joan Semmel, Brooklyn Rail, 2016, https://brooklynrail.org/2016/11/art/joan-semmel-with-laila-pedro. 9. Joan Semmel, Artist Statement for A Balancing Act, Exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates, ...
Author: Lesley Shipley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The Routledge Companion to Art and Activism in the Twenty-First Century brings together a wide range of geographical, cultural, historical, and conceptual perspectives in a single volume of new essays that facilitate a deeper understanding of the field of art activism as it stands today and as it looks towards the future. The book is a resource for multiple fields, including art activism, socially engaged art, and contemporary art, that represent the depth and breadth of contemporary activist art worldwide. Contributors highlight predominant lines of inquiry, uncover challenges faced by scholars and practitioners of activist art, and facilitate dialogue that might lead to new directions for research and practice. The editors hope that the volume will incite further conversation and collaboration among the various participants, practitioners, and researchers concerned with the relationship between art and activism. The audience includes scholars and professors of modern and contemporary art, students in both graduate and upper-level undergraduate programs, as well as artists, curators, and museum professionals. Each chapter can stand on its own, making the companion a flexible resource for students and educators working in art history, museum studies, community practice/socially engaged art, political science, sociology, and ethnic and cultural studies.
220–25 JOAN SEMMEL BOOKS ed. Throckmorton, Jodi, Joan Semmel: Skin the Game (Marquand Books, 2021) EXHIBITIONS Joan Semmel: A Necessary Elaboration, Alexander Gray Associates, 10 January 2019–16 February 2019 MARIA LASSNIG NOTES '“I ...
Author: Katy Hessel
Publisher: Random House
'Katy Hessel is a brilliant chronicler of the overlooked. I am so thrilled this book exists as an empowering, enlightening guide to the unforgettable vision of these brilliant artists. Essential reading.' ELIZABETH DAY 'Will change the history of art... thank God.' TRACEY EMIN 'I was not aware how hungry I was for this book until I dropped everything and ate it from cover to cover. I was not aware how angry I was that this book did not exist until it existed. It's an urgently needed, un-put-downable, joyful, insightful, glorious, perspective-shifting revision of the Story of Art.' ES DEVLIN __________________________________ How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway? Discover the glittering Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century USA and the artist who really invented the Readymade. Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of post-War artists in Latin America and the women artists defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the story of art for our times - one with women at its heart, brought together for the first time by the creator of @thegreatwomenartists. __________________________________ 'A long overdue, revisionist history of art by the brilliant Katy Hessel ... Never stuffy or supercilious, Hessel's book is a revelation and an important first step towards redressing the balance of an art world in which women have been sidelined, stepped over and trampled upon for far too long' REFINERY29 'An extraordinary achievement that will have a disruptive cultural legacy and help determine the landscape for years to come.' HARPER'S BAZAAR 'A spirited, inspiring, brilliantly illustrated history of female artistic endeavour... The Story of Art Without Men should be on the reading list of every A-level and university art history course and on the front table of every museum and gallery shop.' LAURA FREEMAN, THE TIMES 'Passionate, enthusiastic and witty... I wish I had had this book as a teenager' THE I
50 See Maryse Holder, 'Another Cuntree: At Last, A Female Art Movement', Off Our Backs, 3 (1973), 11–17; Richard Meyer, '“Not Me”: Joan Semmel's Body of Painting', www.joansemmel.com/ftp.joansemmel.com/Essays.html, accessed 22.3.18; ...
Author: Melissa Raphael
Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm identifies religious and secular feminism’s common critical moment as that of idol-breaking. It reads the women’s liberation movement as founded upon a philosophically and emotionally risky attempt to liberate women’s consciousness from a three-fold cognitive captivity to the self-idolizing god called ‘Man’; the ‘God’ who is a projection of his power, and the idol of the feminine called ‘Woman’ that the god-called-God created for ‘Man’. Examining a period of feminist theory, theology, and culture from about 1965 to 2010, this book shows that secular, as well as Christian, Jewish, and post-Christian feminists drew on ancient and modern tropes of redemption from slavery to idols or false ideas as a means of overcoming the alienation of women’s being from their own becoming. With an understanding of feminist theology as a pivotal contribution to the feminist criticism of culture, this original book also examines idoloclasm in feminist visual art, literature, direct action, and theory, not least that of the sexual politics of romantic love, the diet and beauty industry, sex robots, and other phenomena whose idolization of women reduces them to figures of the feminine same, experienced as a de-realization or death of the self. This book demonstrates that secular and religious feminist critical engagements with the modern trauma of dehumanization were far more closely related than is often supposed. As such, it will be vital reading for scholars in theology, religious studies, gender studies, visual studies, and philosophy.