Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture (Paperback)Mira Schor (author)
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Bridging the gap between art practice, artwork, and critical theory, Wet includes some of Schor's most influential essays that have made a significant contribution to debates over essentialism. Articles range from discussions of contemporary women artists Ida Applebroog, Mary Kelly, and the Guerrilla Girls, to "Figure/Ground," an examination of utopian modernism's fear of the "goo" of painting and femininity. From the provocative "Representations of the Penis," which suggests novel readings of familiar images of masculinity and introduces new ones, to "Appropriated Sexuality," a trenchant analysis of David Salle's depiction of women, Wet is a fascinating and informative collection.
Complemented by over twenty illustrations, the essays in Wet reveal Schor's remarkable ability to see and to make others see art in a radically new light.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 21 mm
"Mira Schor's collected critical art essays are witty, insightful, incisive. As artist, writer, and magazine editor, she shows us cracks in the art world's walls. She is up-to-date, on target. In a controversial field, she is a bold and confrontational critic."-Nancy Spero, artist
"Wet is a great read. Schor is gloriously fierce, often hilarious, and has boldly trod on powerful, or at least fashionably clad toes." -- Erica Rand * Bookforum *
"Where have all the feminists gone? Let us hope they are all putting together collections like this one by Schor, a painter, writer and teacher at the Parsons School of Design.... Feminist, artists and other keepers of our subversives fires will certainly find a home in this inspiring collection." * Publishers Weekly *
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