informal searching(s) and findings
“Why is it that most men think anything regarding feminist art is of no concern to them? Since so much contemporary art by men owes such a debt to feminist/women predecessors, in terms of content, form, and materiality, and so much now fashionable institutional critique has its roots in less fashionable feminist critiques of power, the question becomes ever more absurd.”– Mira Schor, from http://ayearofpositivethinking.com/
Painting series by Schor, 2009,
And, from her bio at her website http://www.miraschor.com/, “Schor’s work balances political and theoretical concerns with formalist and material passions. Her work has included major periods in which gendered narrative and representation of the body have been featured, in other periods the focus of her work has been representation of language in drawing and paintings. In both painting and writing, Schor’s areas of interest include the gendered production of art history, the analysis and praxis of painting in post-modern culture, and the relationship between political and conceptual concerns with the materiality of expression. In recent paintings, Schor moves beyond language to the depiction of the form of broken political and painterly thought and continues her interest in narrativity.”
Painting Research has also featured Schor’s influential book of essays, and perspectives on painting entitled, “WET.” See it in book category.