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Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art: The Visibility of Women's Practice

Gill Perry (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-1202-4
200 pages
April 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art: The Visibility of Women
This thought-provoking book explores the increasing visibility of women’s art in Britain, Europe and America.

  • Considers the work of American artists Martha Rosler and Kara Walker, Irish artist Alice Maher, British artists Lubaina Himid, Christine Borland, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread, and the international performance group, moti roti.

  • Features specially-commissioned interviews with some of these artists.

  • Covers diverse media, from sculpture and painting through to photography, installations, video and performance.
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Notes on Contributors.

1. Introduction: Visibility, Difference and Excess: Gill Perry.

2. 'Out of it': Drunkenness and Ethics in Martha Rosler and Gillian Wearing: David Hopkins.

3. A Strange Alchemy: Cornelia Parker: Interviewed by Lisa Tickner.

4. Antibodies: Rachel Whiteread's Water Tower: Sue Malvern.

5. Hybrid Histories: Alice Maher: Fionna Barber.

6. Reading Black Through White in the Work of Kara Walker: A Discussion Between Michael Corris and Robert Hobbs.

7. Corporeal Theory with in Practice: Christine Borland's Winter Garden: Marsha Meskimmon.

8. Cultural Crossings: Performing Race and Trans-gender in the Work of moti roti: Dorothy Rowe.

9. Lubaina Himid's Plan B: Close-up Magic and Tricky Allusions: Jane Beckett.

Index.
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Gill Perry is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. She has published books and articles on eighteenth-century British art and twentieth-century European art, including Women Artists and the Parisian Avant-Garde (1995) and Gender and Art (1999).
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  • A thought-provoking book exploring the increasing visibility of contemporary women’s art in Britain, Europe and America.
  • Considers the work of American artists Martha Rosler and Kara Walker, Irish artist Alice Maher, British artists Lubaina Himid, Christine Borland, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread, and the international performance group, moti roti.
  • Features specially-commissioned interviews with some of these artists.
  • Covers diverse media, from sculpture and painting through to photography, installations, video and performance.
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"This is a prepossessing volume... all contributions raise questions that are indeed pressing, and address them in thought-provoking and, on the whole, insightful ways." The Art Book
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