The Feminist Art Seminars with Katy Deepwell were a collaboration between ICA and n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, between 26 January and 18 May, 2011.
All too frequently today, feminism in the visual arts is constructed as being about the legacy of the 1970s and how younger generations of artists in the 1990s or 2000s have dealt with this legacy. What were the dominant debates in feminism in the 1980s as it was absorbed or dissolved in the pluralism of the postmodern art scene and as feminism entered the academy? What were the challenges, often posed through identity politics, around inclusions/exclusions of black women artists, women of colour or lesbian women artists and as post-colonial critiques developed? What happened to those artists with strong feminist art practices who emerged in the 1980s? Mira Schor has called this group: the 2.5 generation, the group between those represented in either WACK! (2007) (art from the 1960s and 1970s) and Global Feminisms (2007) (artists born after 1960). What happened to feminism in the 1980s as women artists entered the mainstream, and as WAC and the Guerrilla Girls emerged as "new" tactics of dissent?
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