Feminist Art from the 1970s to the Present
A survey of feminist art from the 1970s to the present and the scholarship that informs and responds to it. Students become familiar with various strategies feminist artists have deployed to create images of women that resist the entrenched assumption of their lesser value. Focuses particularly on how the work of women artists draws attention to the effects of visual representations on perceptions and lived experiences of gender, sexuality, race, and class. Students will acquire a subtle and capacious understanding of feminist art as a creative, intellectual, and political project that engages with visual culture from multiple angles. One course.