Drawing on exhibitions and performances presented by If I Can’t Dance during Edition II – Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice (2006–08), twelve critical thinkers confront twelve artists from the perspective of historical and present-day feminism in art. Accordingly, twelve collaborative essays reflect on the state and importance of feminism for art and show how artists today reactivate the past via visual and conceptual “homage”, exploring current ideas of political mobilization and engagement. Conversation Pieces is a fruitful starting point from which to discuss subjectivity, social roles, and the politics of performance. Contributors: Peio Aguirre & Jutta Koether, Alexandra Bachzetsis & Dieter Roelstraete, Frédérique Bergholtz & Katarina Zdjelar, Binna Choi & Haegue Yang, Vanessa Desclaux & Will Holder, Patricia Grzonka & Stefanie Seibold, Karl Holmqvist & Lisette Smits, Diana McCarty & The Otolith Group, Paul O’Neill & Falke Pisano, Maria Pask & Emily Pethick, Sarah Pierce & Pádraic Moore, Frances Stark & Jan Verwoert.
Design: Maureen Mooren
Publisher: Revolver, Berlin
261 p, bw, 12.7×20.5 cm, pb, English, 2011
46 in stock