Entering the Picture :

Fields, Jill.

Entering the Picture : Judy Chicago, the Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists. - 1 online resource (377 pages) - New Directions in American History Ser. . - New Directions in American History Ser. .

Cover -- Entering the Picture: judy Chicago, the fresno feminist art Program, and the Collective visons of women artists -- Copright -- Contents -- Plates and Figure -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Section I: Emerging: Views from the Periphery -- 1. Becoming Judy Chicago: Feminist Class -- 2. Collaboration and Conflict in the Fresno Feminist Art Program: An Experiment in Feminist Pedagogy -- 3. Reflections on the First Feminist Art Program -- 4. Interview with Suzanne Lacy -- 5. The First Feminist Art Program: A View from the 1980s -- 6. Feminist Art Education: Made in California -- Section II: Re-Centering: Theory and Practice -- 7. Abundant Evidence: Black Women Artists of the 1960s and 1970s -- 8. "Teaching to Transgress": Rita Yokoi and the Fresno Feminist Art Program -- 9. Joyce Aiken: Thirty Years of Feminist Art and Pedagogy in Fresno -- 10. "Your Vagina Smells Fine Now Naturally" -- 11. A Collective History: Las Mujeres Muralistas -- 12. The Women Artists' Cooperative Space as a Site for Social Change: Artemisia Gallery, Chicago (1973-1979) -- 13. Salon Women of the Second Wave: Honoring the Great Matrilineage of Creators of Culture -- 14. The New York Feminist Art Institute, 1979-1990 -- 15. Our Journey to the New York Feminist Art Institute -- Section III: Picturing: Transformation -- 16. How I Became a Chicana Feminist Artist -- 17. Searching for Catalyst and Empowerment: The Asian American Women Artists Association, 1989-Present -- 18.Notes of a Dubious Daughter: My Unfinished Journey Toward Feminism -- 19. "The Way Things Are": Curating Place as Feminist Practice in American Indian Women's Art -- 20. Marginal Discourse and Pacific Rim Women's Arts -- 21. Curatorial Practice as Collaboration in the United States and Italy -- 22. Feminist Activist Art Pedagogy: Unleashed and Engaged -- List of Contributors. Permission Acknowledgments -- Index.

In 1970, Judy Chicago and fifteen students founded the groundbreaking Feminist Art Program (FAP) at Fresno State. Drawing upon the consciousness-raising techniques of the women's liberation movement, they created shocking new art forms depicting female experiences. Collaborative work and performance art - including the famous "Cunt Cheerleaders" - were program hallmarks. Moving to Los Angeles, the FAP produced the first major feminist art installation, Womanhouse (1972). Augmented by thirty-seven illustrations and color plates, this interdisciplinary collection of essays by artists and scholars, many of whom were eye witnesses to landmark events, relates how feminists produced vibrant bodies of art in Fresno and other locales where similar collaborations flourished. Articles on topics such as African American artists in New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco's Las Mujeres Muralistas and Asian American Women Artists Association, and exhibitions in Taiwan and Italy showcase the artistic trajectories that destabilized traditional theories and practices and reshaped the art world.  An engaging editor's introduction explains how feminist art emerged within the powerful women's movement that transformed America. Entering the Picture is an exciting collection about the provocative contributions of feminists to American art.


Fresno State College.

Electronic books.

N72.F45 -- E58 2012eb