Feminist Feminine, an impressive display of women artists and converging cultures spanning from the 1960s and 70s to present day, opens at Nohra Haime Gallery on Tuesday, January 24th from 6 – 8 p.m.
The exhibition hosts key figures from the American Feminist movement such as Judy Chicago, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke, Faith Ringgold, Nancy Spero, Martha Wilson, Dotty Attie and Joyce Kozloff, who represent a time when women were demanding the right to exhibit in both museums and galleries.
Such powerful personalities as Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cindy Sherman, Yayoi Kusama and Marina Abramovic, who have broken the cannons of art and societal acceptance, are included in the exhibition with influential contemporary figures like Marilyn Minter, Adriana Marmorek and Rhiannon Schneiderman, who utilize the body in a bold and compelling way.
Feminist Feminine highlights an era of women who combine anger, rage and resentment with love, sexuality and seduction to create a deep everlasting physicality in art. Socially constructed barriers are broken and femininity is emphasized with sensuality and tenderness. The exhibition embraces an alternative approach to power utilizing this femininity and feminine guile combined with intelligence to accomplish far-reaching goals. The result pushes mind and body to the limit and commands strength and pride in creative virtuosity. To view the exhibition is to gain a comprehensive look into the power of feminism and what it means to be feminine.