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Objects of Desire I
Cibachrome with lacquered wood frame
42 x 62 inches
Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
THE DECONSTRUCTIVE IMPULSE: WOMEN ARTISTS
RECONFIGURE THE SIGNS OF POWER, 1973-1991
JANUARY 15-APRIL 3, 2011
This survey of leading women artists examines the crucial feminist contribution to the development of deconstructivism in the 1970s and ’80s.
As the term suggests, deconstructivism involved taking apart and examining source material, generally borrowed from the mass media, to expose the ways commercial images reveal the mechanisms of power.
Women had a particularly high stake in this kind of examination and were disproportionately represented among artists who practiced it.
The exhibition includes 68 photographs, prints, paintings, videos, and installations by 22 artists and one artist’s collaborative.
The artists include:
The Guerrilla Girls
Carrie Mae Weems
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The Deconstructive Impulse
will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated, 176-page, hardcover book that surveys the work of the artists included and places them in cultural and historical context. Co-published by the Neuberger Museum of Art and DelMonico Books•Prestel, it features essays by the exhibition’s curators Helaine Posner and Nancy Princenthal followed by texts by art historians Tom McDonough, Griselda Pollock, and Kristine Stiles.
The exhibition is co-curated by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York and Nancy Princenthal, art critic and former Senior Editor at Art in America.
Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
Video, color, sound, 5 min., 50 sec.
Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
First Bathroom, Woman Standing
Cibachrome print, 3 1/2 x 5 inches
Courtesy of the artist
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