Examines work by a wide range of women artists from different cultures and historical periods, including Rebecca Horn, Rachel Whiteread, Shirin Neshat and Maya Lin.
Women have been making art for centuries, yet their work has been seen as secondary or has gone unrecognised altogether. Women Making Art asks why this is so, and what it would take for us to realise the extent of women's extraordinary contribution to the arts. Marsha Meskimmon mobilises contemporary feminist thinking to reconsider how and why women have made art. She examines work by a wide range of women artists from different cultures and historical periods, including Rebecca Horn, Rachel Whiteread, Shirin Neshat and Maya Lin, emphasising the diversity of women's art and the importance of differences between women.
Section 1 - History: Introduction 1. Exiled Histories: Holocaust and Heimat 2. Corporeal Cartographies: Anglophone Women of the African Diaspora 3. Re-inscribing Histories: Viet Nam and Representation Section 2 - Subjectivity: Introduction 4. Embodiment: Space and Situated Knowledge 5. Performativity: Desire and the Inscribed Body 6. Becoming: Science, Art and Wondrous Machines Section 3- Aesthetics: Introduction 7. Pleasure and Knowledge: 'Orientalism' and Filmic Vision 8. The Word and the Flesh: Text/Image Remade 9. The Place of Time: Australian Feminist Art and Theory Afterword