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Black-Sheep Feminist Artists

In the ’60s and ’70s, a subset of feminist artists pushed the limits of body art, political correctness, and female sexual agency; today their work is more influential than ever Read More


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Morning Links: Guggenheim Edit-a-thon Edition

Timothy Rodgers, director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, will be stepping down this month after a six-year tenure. [Artforum]Police searched Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and questioned staff members about a scheme to transfer Russian art abroad illegally. [The Guardian]What is photography’s place … Read More


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101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women’s voices to the online encyclopedia–as editors and as subjects Read More


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‘You Become Better with Age’

Artists who are going strong at 80 and up find that old age offers freedom, self-assurance, and room to explore Read More


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In Joan Semmel’s Crossed Legs, 2011, the sexuality is more restrained than in her earlier work.

The Body In Winter

Artists are taking on themes of aging, transformation, and decay Read More


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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More


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The Great American (Male) Nude

Turning the tables on art-historical tradition, more women artists are depicting the naked male body. Read More