History of Art


HART0074 Questions of Feminism in Modern and Contemporary Art - Indicative weekly topics

Indicative Topics

  1. Feminism, Art, and War (2 sessions)
    Case studies: Nancy Spero, War Series: Yayoi Kusama, Anatomic Explosions; Martha Rosler, House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, Series 1 and 2; Carolee Schneemann, Snows; Faith Ringgold, Woman Free Yourself and other works; Judith Bernstein, Fuck Vietnam and other works; Yvonne Rainer, People’s Flag Dance; Silvia Kolbowski, After Hiroshima Mon Amour; Louise Lawler, No Drones and other works.
  2. Feminism, Sexuality, and the Body (2 sessions)
    Claude Cahun; Carolee Schneemann; Hannah Wilke; Adrian Piper; Catherine Opie.
  3. Feminism, Subjectivity, and Psychoanalysis (2 sessions)
    Louise Bourgeois; Mary Kelly, Post-Partum Document; Cindy Sherman.
  4. Feminism, Work, Family, Domesticities (2 sessions)
    Louise Bourgeois, Femmes-Maisons; Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Maintenance Work; Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen; Womanhouse (Los Angeles and London); Feministo; Carrie Mae Weems;
  5. Feminism, History, and Memory (2 sessions)
    Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party; Ana Mendieta, Siluetas; Yoko Ono, Cut Piece; Barbara Kruger; Lubaina Himid; Kara Walker;
  6. ‘Bad’ Feminism
    Valerie Solanas; Lee Lozano.