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Victoria Selbach on Defining Female Beauty

Victoria Selbach on Defining Female Beauty

The power to show real women, honest, present, complex and complete. Individuals, radiant in their own right. Not stripped of their personhood, or manipulated for a fantasy or metaphor. I like to think the power of lifting the veil from individuals helps to challenge …

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Joan Jonas on Defying Gender Expectations

Joan Jonas on Defying Gender Expectations

Joan Jonas on Defying Gender Expectations     “The convention that you have to behave well makes one shier. One excitement of being a woman artist is, in fact, that you can control your public face more. That’s exactly why I hate descriptions of women... Read More
Hannah Höch on misogyny in the art world

Hannah Höch on misogyny in the art world

“They continued for a long time to look on us women artists as charming and gifted amateurs, denying us any real professional status. Thirty years ago it wasn’t easy for a woman to impose herself as a modern artist in Germany.” quoted in Mark Hudson,... Read More
Crocheted Olek on Working Woman

Crocheted Olek on Working Woman

Crocheted Olek on Working Woman   “Like the perpetual punishments of Sisyphus or Prometheus, a woman’s work is never finished. Subject and object, static and metamorphic, old and new, enduring and fleeting, public and private, concealed and... Read More
Susan Hiller on being a woman artist

Susan Hiller on being a woman artist

“I always wanted to be an artist. This was my fantasy as a child. … I had a work table with art supplies but didn’t know any female artists and, when I got older, every time a female artist’s name was mentioned, people would say, “Oh she was not very important”…

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