“Femfolio” Celebrates the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s at the Delaware Art Museum

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Dance of Death, 2007 from Femfolio, 2006–2007

If you have an interest in the feminism movement of the 1960s and 1970s, check out “Femfolio” at the Delaware Art Museum Sept.14-Jan. 12. The exhibition assembles 20 women artists important to the feminist art movement of the 1970s, including prints by Eleanor Antin, Joyce Kozloff, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Shapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Spero, June Wayne and Martha Wilson, among others. “Femfolio” traces a significant moment in the history of contemporary art. Beginning in the late 1960s, identity became a unifying force throughout American culture. Special interest groups were founded based on race and gender, while activist communities protested social injustice at home and the Vietnam War abroad. In this atmosphere, feminist art came to maturity, and with it came the foundation of women-only collectives, galleries, programs and publications.
The feminist practice was explored through diverse approaches and media, including works on paper, painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video. While many artists focused on the female body as subject and material, others explored political protest, gender roles of mother or caregiver, ancient images of women, mythology, spirituality and nature. “Women artists were exploring their personal identities during a time of incredible change,” says Margaret Winslow, associate curator for contemporary art at Delaware Art Museum. “‘Femfolio’ reveals that there is no single female sensibility, but a multitude of responses.” The exhibition was published by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in 2006-2007. 571-9590, delart.org


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