Feminist Art?

On Tuesday (November 5) Adam, Alex, Kirsten and HiMi will continue the conversation about feminist art.  We will not have the opportunity to watch all of the clips they wanted to share during our 75-minute class, so here they are:

marina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cCFDSzDnUk

marina and ulay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgeF7tOks4s

marina and ulay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-j0Ey2O4HU

ana mendieta (sacrificial chicken): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6mOKIJ17FQ

ana mendieta (blood sign): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QccOqJ2WG8k

Below are some of the questions they formulated to guide our conversation.  Perhaps thinking about them as you watch the videos will help our class discussion on Tuesday:

What makes these artists/their art feminist?

How does the male gaze interact with these pieces?

Discuss the audiences reactions to these performances…

What are your reactions to them?

Why performance art?

Who decides that this is feminist?

Was this art classified as feminist during the time, or have we labelled it that way now?

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