The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Women Artists of the New Millennium

Book - 2013
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In "After the Revolution", the authors concluded that 'The battles may not all have been won . . . but barricades are gradually coming down, and work proceeds on all fronts in glorious profusion.' Now, with "The Reckoning", authors Heartney, Posner, Princenthal, and Scott bring into focus the accomplishments of 24 acclaimed international women artists born since 1960 who have benefited from the groundbreaking efforts of their predecessors. The book is organised in four thematic sections: 'Bad Girls' profiles artists whose work represents an assault on conventional notions of gender and racial difference. 'History Lessons' offers reflections on the self in the context of history and globalization. 'Spellbound' focuses on women's embrace of the irrational, subjective, and surreal, while 'Domestic Disturbances' takes on women's conflicted relationship to home, family, and security. Written in lively prose and fully illustrated throughout, this book gives an informed account of the wonderful diversity of recent contemporary art by women. AUTHOR: Eleanor Heartney is a contributing editor to Art in America and Art Press. Her books include Art and Today and Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art. Helaine Posner is senior curator of contemporary art at the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase and the author of Kiki Smith. Nancy Princenthal is a contributing editor to Art in America. She has written for Artforum, ARTnews, Parkett, and the New York Times and is the author of Hannah Wilke (Prestel). Sue Scott is a curator who has written for ARTnews, Art Papers, and Art and Antiques. SELLING POINTS: The authors of "After the Revolution" return with an incisive study of the work of contemporary women artists. 185 colour illustrations
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9783791347592
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm


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