Empowerment – Publication (ger.)
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“We should all be feminists!” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) – feminism has long since become part of popular culture in Europe and the USA. Yet despite global movements, demonstrations and petitions to bring about equality, even in the 21st century we still cannot speak of comprehensive gender equality with regard to women and LGBTQIA+ communities – neither in this country nor elsewhere. Structural power and inequality relationships prevent equal pay or the remuneration of domestic work in many places and ensure oppression and exploitation, up to physical violence or even murder: Numerous artists* worldwide react to these untenable conditions as well as other global challenges with their feminist-oriented works. Activist, provocative and direct, but also poetic, humorous and subtle, they try to achieve equal and forward-looking life possibilities for themselves, other marginalized people and society as a whole.
With around 50 texts and interviews by scholars, artists, and curators from all over the world, this publication provides insights into the diversity of feminist theories and practices in the field of art as well as in the most diverse areas of life and work. The transdisciplinary texts are accompanied by illustrations of works by about 180 artists from around 60 countries. Empowerment. Art and Feminisms thus offers a compact overview of cultural, political, and artistic developments of the recent past and the present. The book follows a planetary perspective, offering different ways of thinking about feminist futures.
The publication has been produced in cooperation with the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.
Additional information: 26 x 21 cm, 500 pages, approx. 380 illustrations