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Unfinished business : perspectives on art and feminism / Max Delany & Annika Kristensen (eds.)
Bib ID 7890125
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Southbank, Vic. : Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2017 
147 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780994347275 (paperback)
Summary

Continuing ACCA’s ongoing series of Big Picture exhibitions focussing on contemporary art’s relation to wider social, cultural and political contexts, Unfinished Business is a major exhibition conceived to animate critical, albeit under-represented, practices and debates within contemporary Australian art and society. Surveying the diverse scope of feminist art practices – including painting, performance, photography and film to community engagement and cultural activism – the exhibition focuses upon the dynamic formal invention and social engagement of feminist artists. It explores strategies and analyses of gender identity and representation, intersectional politics, and practices which embrace performative codes, text and media technologies, humour and critique. Adopting a collaborative, polyphonic form which encourages diverse voices, practices and debates, Unfinished Business presents new commissions and recent work alongside selected historical projects, programs of film and performance, and a publication with contributions by art historians, artists and theorists from the 1970s to the present. Asking why feminism is still relevant, necessary and critical, Unfinished Business explores trans-generational legacies, inheritances and shifts, alongside contemporary conditions and concerns – to stimulate new debates and discussions around the ‘unfinished business’ of feminism today.

Notes

Exhibition held at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 15 December 2017 - 25 March 2018.

Subjects Feminism and art -- Exhibitions.  |  Feminism in art -- Exhibitions.  |  Women in art -- Exhibitions.  |  Women artists -- Exhibitions.
Other authors/contributors Delany, Max, editor  |  Kristensen, Annika, editor  |  Australian Centre for Contemporary Art host institution

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