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Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art : The Visibility of Women's Practice - Gill Perry

Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art

The Visibility of Women's Practice

By: Gill Perry (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th April 2004
ISBN: 9781405112024
Number Of Pages: 200

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This thought-provoking book explores the increasing visibility of women’s art in Britain, Europe and America.

  • Considers the work of American artists Martha Rosler and Kara Walker, Irish artist Alice Maher, British artists Lubaina Himid, Christine Borland, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread, and the international performance group, moti roti.

  • Features specially-commissioned interviews with some of these artists.

  • Covers diverse media, from sculpture and painting through to photography, installations, video and performance.

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"This is a prepossessing volume... all contributions raise questions that are indeed pressing, and address them in thought-provoking and, on the whole, insightful ways." The Art Book

Notes on Contributors.

1. Introduction: Visibility, Difference and Excess: Gill Perry.

2. 'Out of it': Drunkenness and Ethics in Martha Rosler and Gillian Wearing: David Hopkins.

3. A Strange Alchemy: Cornelia Parker: Interviewed by Lisa Tickner.

4. Antibodies: Rachel Whiteread's Water Tower: Sue Malvern.

5. Hybrid Histories: Alice Maher: Fionna Barber.

6. Reading Black Through White in the Work of Kara Walker: A Discussion Between Michael Corris and Robert Hobbs.

7. Corporeal Theory with in Practice: Christine Borland's Winter Garden: Marsha Meskimmon.

8. Cultural Crossings: Performing Race and Trans-gender in the Work of moti roti: Dorothy Rowe.

9. Lubaina Himid's Plan B: Close-up Magic and Tricky Allusions: Jane Beckett.


ISBN: 9781405112024
ISBN-10: 1405112026
Series: Art History Special Issues
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 9th April 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.3  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1

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