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Art Labor, Sex Politics: Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance

Siona Wilson

Abstract

Contrary to critics who have called it the “undecade,” the 1970s were a time of risky, innovative art—and nowhere more so than in Britain, where the forces of feminism and labor politics merged in a radical new aesthetic. In Art Labor, Sex Politics Siona Wilson investigates the charged relationship of sex and labor politics as it played out in the making of feminist art in 1970s Britain. Her sustained exploration of works of experimental film, installation, performance, and photography maps the intersection of feminist and leftist projects in the artistic practices of this heady period. Collec ... More

Keywords: Feminism, feminist art, avant-garde, conceptual art, photography, film, performance, collectivity, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816685738
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816685738.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siona Wilson, author

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