Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art

Author:   Lauren Elkin
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9781784742935


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   20 July 2023
Format:   Hardback
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A landmark feminist intervention- a dazzlingly original reassessment of women's stories, bodies and art - and how we think about them. 'Destined to become a new classic' Chris Kraus A dazzlingly original reassessment of women's stories, bodies and art - and how we think about them. For decades, feminist artists have confronted the problem of how to tell the truth about their experiences as bodies. Queer bodies, sick bodies, racialised bodies, female bodies, what is their language, what are the materials we need to transcribe it? Exploring the ways in which feminist artists have taken up this challenge, Art Monsters is a landmark intervention in how we think about art and the body, calling attention to a radical heritage of feminist work that not only reacts against patriarchy but redefines its own aesthetic aims. Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag, Hel ne Cixous and Maggie Nelson, Lauren Elkin demonstrates her power as a cultural critic, weaving daring links between disparate artists and writers - from Julia Margaret Cameron's photography to Kara Walker's silhouettes, Vanessa Bell's portraits to Eva Hesse's rope sculptures, Carolee Schneemann's body art to Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's trilingual masterpiece DICTEE - and shows that their work offers a potent celebration of beauty and excess, sentiment and touch, the personal and the political.

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Author:   Lauren Elkin
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Chatto & Windus
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 3.50cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.598kg
ISBN:  

9781784742935


ISBN 10:   1784742937
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   20 July 2023
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
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'Lauren Elkin's exhaustive, incisive re-readings of feminist writing and art across several centuries prove that the questions raised in these works are far from resolved. In fact, they're more timely than ever. The book seems destined to become a new classic. Making a passionate case for the monstrosity entailed in all acts of creation, Elkin shatters the truisms that have evolved around feminist thought.' * Chris Kraus *


'Destined to become a new classic' * Chris Kraus * 'Soaring and vivid ... it left me giddy with possibility' * Doireann Ni Ghriofa, author of A Ghost in the Throat *


Author Information

Lauren Elkin is the author of several books, including Fl neuse- Women Walk the City, a Radio 4 Book of the Week, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017, and a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the art of the essay. Her essays on art, literature, and culture have appeared in the London Review of Books, the New York Times, Granta, Harper's, Le Monde, Les Inrockuptibles, and Frieze, among others. She is also an award-winning translator, most recently of Simone de Beauvoir's previously unpublished novel The Inseparables. After twenty years in Paris, she now lives in London.

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