Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology

New electronic book from KT press
Katy Deepwell (ed.)
Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology
(KT press, 2014) ISBN: 978-0-9926934-3-5.   132 pages, 35 manifestos.
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What is a manifesto? A political programme, a declaration, a definitive statement of belief. Neither institutional mission statement, nor religious dogma; neither a poem, nor a book. As a form of literature, manifestos occupy a specific place in the history of public discourse as a means to communicate radical ideas. Distributed as often ephemeral documents, as leaflets or pamphlets in political campaigns or as announcements of the formation of new parties or new avant-gardes, manifestos above all declare what its authors are for and against, and ask people who read them to join them, to understand, to share these ideas. The feminist art manifestos in this anthology do all of these things as they explore the potential and possibilities of women’s cultural production as visual artists…..

CONTENT: KATY DEEPWELL – NEGOTIATIONS (an introduction); MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES – MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE ART 1969!; AGNES DENES – A MANIFESTO (1969); MICHELE WALLACE – MANIFESTO OF WSABAL (1970); NANCY SPERO – FEMINIST MANIFESTO (1970-1971); MONICA SJOO AND ANNE BERG – IMAGES ON WOMANPOWER – ARTS MANIFESTO (1971); RITA MAE BROWN – A MANIFESTO FOR THE FEMINIST ARTIST (1972); VALIE EXPORT – WOMEN’S ART: A MANIFESTO (1972); FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO ORGANIZATIONS – WOMANIFESTO (1975); KLONARIS / THOMADAKI – MANIFESTE POUR UNE FÉMINITÉ RADICALE POUR UN CINÉMA AUTRE (1977);CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN – WOMEN IN THE YEAR 2000 (1977); Z.BUDAPEST, U.ROSENBACH, S.B.A.COVEN – FIRST MANIFESTO ON THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION OF WOMEN (1978); EWA PARTUM – CHANGE, MY PROBLEM IS A PROBLEM OF A WOMAN (1979); WOMEN ARTISTS OF PAKISTAN MANIFESTO (1983); CHILA BURMAN – THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GREAT BLACKWOMEN ARTISTS (1986); EVA AND CO – THE MANIFESTO (1992); VNS MATRIX – BITCH MUTANT MANIFESTO (1994); VIOLETTA LIAGATCHEV – CONSTITUTION INTEMPESTIVE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTISTES FEMMES (1995); OLD BOYS NETWORK – 100 ANTI-THESES (1997); LILY BEA MOOR (aka SENGA NENGUDI) – LILIES OF THE VALLEY UNITE! OR NOT (1998); DORA GARCIA – 100 IMPOSSIBLE ARTWORKS (2001); SUBROSA – REFUGIA: MANIFESTO FOR BECOMING AUTONOMOUS ZONES (BAZ)(2002); ORLAN – CARNAL ART MANIFESTO (2002); RHANI LEE REMEDES – THE SCUB MANIFESTO (2002); FACTORY OF FOUND CLOTHES – MANIFESTO (2002); FEMINIST ART ACTION BRIGADE – MANIFESTO (2003); METTE INGVARTSEN – YES MANIFESTO (2004); XABIER ARAKISTAIN – ARCO MANIFESTO (2005); YES! ASSOCIATION/FÖRENINGEN JA! – JÄMLIKHETSAVTAL #1(THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AGREEMENT #1) (2005); ARAHMAIANI – LETTER TO MARINETTI and MANIFESTO OF THE SCEPTICS (2009); GUERRILLA GIRLS – GUIDE TO BEHAVING BADLY (2010); JULIE PERINI – RELATIONAL FILMMAKING MANIFESTO (2010); ELIZABETH M. STEPHENS AND ANNIE M. SPRINKLE – ECOSEX MANIFESTO (2011); LUCIA TKACOVA and ANETTA MONA CHISA – 80:20; SILVIA ZIRANEK – MANIFESTA (2013); MARTINE SYMS – MUNDANE AFROFUTURIST MANIFESTO (2013)

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About nparadoxa

n.paradoxa is an international feminist art journal, published since 1996 online and 1998 in print website: www.ktpress.co.uk n.paradoxa is edited by Katy Deepwell
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