Beyond the Waves: Art Informed by Feminisms

March 4 -- July 16
Museum of contemporary art Los Angeles

"During the late 1960s and early ’70s, feminism fundamentally changed contemporary art practice, critiquing its assumptions and radically altering its structures and methodologies. WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution is predicated on the notion that gender was and remains fundamental to the organization of culture, and that a contemporary understanding of the feminist in art must necessarily look to the late 1960s and ‘70s. While the American feminist art movement coalesced in the late 1960s in the United States and is embedded within the exhibition, this international survey of 120 artists, activists, filmmakers, writers, teachers, and thinkers necessarily moves beyond the now-canonical list of American feminist artists to include women of other geographies, formal approaches, socio-political alliances, and critical and theoretical positions. This exhibition argues for simultaneous feminisms internationally that together and retrospectively can be viewed as the most influential movement in postwar contemporary art."

Kirsten Justesen, Sculpture II, 1969

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