Bringing together an important body of work produced between 1970 and the present, this publication analyzes historical and current issues of feminisms by proposing crossed perspectives on the field of art history and its oft-interrogated construction. Feminist manifestations are examined in light of practices that persist in their resistance and that compel us to reexamine social norms through activism, citizen mobilization, and sharing communities. Striving to bring new insights to our attention, these contributions take up theoretical feminist models, and also reference cultural, decolonization, and queer studies.  

Archi-féministes! is the title of the eponymous exhibition presented by contemporary art centre OPTICA in 2011 and 2012, which highlighted the contributions of female artists to its history and to the network of Canadian artist-run centres.

Editors: Marie-Ève Charron, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Thérèse St-Gelais

Authors: Marie-Ève Charron, Philippe Dumaine, Marie-Josée Lafortune, Deirdre Logue, Allyson Mitchell, Wanda Nanibush, Johanne Sloan, Thérèse St-Gelais, Rinaldo Walcott, Giovanna Zapperi

Artists: Sophie Bélair Clément, Rebecca Belmore, Olivia Boudreau, Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Sorel Cohen, Raphaëlle de Groot, Vera Frenkel, Andrea Geyer, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Clara Gutsche, Rashid Johnson, arkadi lavoie lachapelle, Suzy Lake, Maryse Larivière, Emmanuelle Léonard, Abdi Osman, Camal Pirbhai, Claire Savoie, Jana Sterbak, Camille Turner  

Publisher: Optica centre d'art contemporain, 2019
160 pages, softcover
English and French


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