12-7-07 - After abstraction there is the pop movement...

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After abstraction there is the pop movement Inflated women with consumption in the way that consumer advertising equated objects with sexuality o Not possible for women to use advertising to get a critical edge o Changes for women in the 60s and 70s because of the women’s movement Women constituted 50 percent of pop, 60-70 percent of the art students, but very small percent in art museums Women start looking back to the past, recognizing women artists Grounded art on socialized experience of women, rather than abstraction, which transcended gender Did not try to create art which was on par with male counterparts One’s own experience was the way of analyzing the way that society was organized Feminist artist looking for an authentic voice for women o Had previously been oppressed Judy Chicago, o Does not ask who am I, but rather who are we o Shared collective experience of women o Starts out as an abstract painter in the 60s o The dinner party, Mary Wollstonecraft Plate Her rethinking of the last supper from a female perspective Wants to bring to the foreground women previously swallowed up by history Wanted this work to provide nourishment for the audience to think
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