The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, Revised Edition

Reckitt, Helena, ed. 2022. The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, Revised Edition. London and San Francisco: Tate Publishing & Chronicle Books. ISBN 9781797217543 [Edited Book]

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Consultant Editor for this revised and expanded edition of The Art of Feminism, originally published in 2018. The revised edition features an additional 60 pages including 100 extra images from fine art, visual culture, and graphic activism. This new material includes: women artists of the Bauhaus; grassroots and experimental curatorial efforts; and a broader range of performance artists. It includes material on works ranging from the figurative paintings of Hungarian-Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil to the self-portraits of US photographer Ayana Jackson and US artist Kara Walker's 'Fons Americanus,' commissioned for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2020.

This popular trade book shows how the feminist movement, since its inception in the 19th century, has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change. From highlighting the posters of the Suffrage Atelier, through the radical art of second wave feminist art movement, to recent emphases on global and intersectional responses to misogynist culture, this international survey traces the way feminist have shaped visual culture.

In three sections edited by the art historians and researchers Luci Gosling (suffrage movement), Amy Tobin (second wave) and Hilary Robinson (1990s - present), the book features more than 450 works of fine art, visual culture, and graphic activism—along with short essays on these radical legacies.

The book includes forewords by Xabier Arakistain (Director del Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Bilbao, Spain) and Maria Balshaw (Director, Tate, UK).

Additional contributions in Part 2 are written by art historians, curators and researchers Alice Correia, Flora Dunster, Irene Revell, Catherine Spencer, and Rachel Warriner.

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15 September 2022

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