Empowerment. Art and Feminisms – Publication en.
“We should all be feminists!” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)—In Europe and the United States, feminism has long since become part of popular culture. Yet, despite global movements, demonstrations, and petitions to establish equality, it is still not possible in the twenty-first century to speak of comprehensive gender equality with regard to women and LGBTQIA+ communities—not in any country of the world. In many places, structural relationships of power and inequality prevent equal pay or the remuneration of domestic work and ensure oppression and exploitation up to physical violence or even murder. Countless artists worldwide react to such untenable conditions, as well as to other global challenges, with their feminist-oriented artworks. Activistic, provocative, and direct, but also poetic, humorous, and subtle, these artists strive to achieve equal and forward-looking living conditions for themselves, other marginalized people, and society as a whole.
With 44 texts and interviews by scholars, artists, and curators from across the globe, this publication provides insight 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. Like no other publication before it, Empowerment: Art and Feminisms offers a compact overview of cultural, political, and artistic developments of the recent past and the present. The planetary approach underlying the publication offers various ways of thinking about feminist futures.
This English book is published to complement the German-language publication Empowerment. Kunst und Feminismen (Art and Feminisms), which has been produced in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (available for €7 in the museum shop, at unstmuseum.de/shop, or at bpb.de (plus postage).
25 x 20 cm
Text volume, no images