The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium
with Eleanor Heartney, Catherine Opie, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, Sue Scott
What does feminism mean to women artists today? Does it still make sense to talk about art by women as a distinct category? How does the work of women artists reflect contemporary concerns? How are women artists faring vis-a-vis men in the hyper-commercialized contemporary art market?
This panel explores the evolving status and concerns of women artists who followed the pioneering feminist artists of the 1970s. It brings together the authors of The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium, a book published this fall by the authors of the earlier, prizewinning book After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art. Eleanor Heartney, Nancy Princenthal, Helaine Posner and Sue Scott will discuss the work of women artists born after 1960, with a focus on changing attitudes toward the body and sexuality; the globalization of social and political issues; introspection, dream and fantasy as subversive strategies; and contemporary responses to society’s mixed messages about gender roles and the domestic sphere.
The writers will be joined in their discussion by artist Catherine Opie, one of the artists featured in the book.