Girls! Girls! Girls! In Contemporary Art (Paperback)
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Girls! Girls! Girls! In Contemporary Art (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 10/02/2012
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"Girls! Girls! Girls!" explores the representation of girls in contemporary women's art. Since the 1990s, women artists have for the first time dominated the creation and evolution of work depicting female bodies, producing what are arguably the most challenging, critically debated, well publicized, and highly collected representations of females. The contemporary women artists discussed in this anthology are virtually rewriting the representation of women in art now, and they are doing so in ways that differ importantly from those of their predecessors. The overarching question remains why adult women artists are turning in such numbers to the subject of girls now, and how their respective artistic explorations signify. In answer, "Girls! Girls! Girls!" offers seven extended essays, which together address such themes as adolescent space, narcissism and nostalgia, intergenerational relationships, post-feminism, the girl as site of rupture and haunting, aggression and exploitation, authorial gender, female masculinity, and fantasy.

Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781841503486
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 230 x 174 x 15 mm


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""Girls! Girls! Girls! "is the missing link in the new feminist art history/criticism. It engages with that crucial and ambiguous period where children become women. In a way, one might say that girlhood lies at the root of Freud's question 'what do women want?, ' and at the same time that it mystifies this originary moment in women's history. These texts hit the crucial questions in girl representation, running the whole gamut from charm to hysteria to murder."--Linda Nochlin, New York University

"Tracking the figure of the girl across the fields of contemporary art and film, this book moves effortlessly between cultural criticism, art history, and feminist theory. Be forewarned, however: the girls in contemporary art are anything but docile or well-behaved. From baby butches to bad girls, from reluctant Lolitas to hysterical orphans, these girls make terrific trouble in the lavishly imagined worlds they inhabit. And the women who do that imagining? They are some of the leading artists and filmmakers of our day. And thanks to "Girls! Girls! Girls!, " they get their critical due."
--Richard Meyer, University of Southern California
""Girls! Girls! Girls!" is the missing link in the new feminist art history/criticism. It engages with that crucial and ambiguous period where children become women. In a way, one might say that girlhood lies at the root of Freud's question 'what do women want?, ' and at the same time that it mystifies this originary moment in women's history. These texts hit the crucial questions in girl representation, running the whole gamut from charm to hysteria to murder."
--Linda Nochlin, New York University
Tracking the figure of the girl across the fields of contemporary art and film, this book moves effortlessly between cultural criticism, art history, and feminist theory. Be forewarned, however: the girls in contemporary art are anything but docile or well-behaved. From baby butches to bad girls, from reluctant Lolitas to hysterical orphans, these girls make terrific trouble in the lavishly imagined worlds they inhabit. And the women who do that imagining? They are some of the leading artists and filmmakers of our day. And thanks to "Girls! Girls! Girls!, " they get their critical due.
--Richard Meyer, University of Southern California"
" Girls! Girls! Girls!" is the missing link in the new feminist art history/criticism. It engages with that crucial and ambiguous period where children become women. In a way, one might say that girlhood lies at the root of Freud s question what do women want?, and at the same time that it mystifies this originary moment in women s history. These texts hit the crucial questions in girl representation, running the whole gamut from charm to hysteria to murder.
--Linda Nochlin, New York University"

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