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in Contemporary Art

Judy Chicago:The Dinner Party, 1974-79

Linda Nochlin: 'Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?‘, 1971
Monica Sjöö
[Swedish 1938-2005]

Sylvia Sleigh
[British-born American Contemporary
Realist Painter, born in 1935]

THE 1970s
Mary Kelly (Irish, b.1956) with
Margaret Harrison (British, b.1940)

Hackney Flashers Collective, a socialist

feminist documentary group working on issues
of wages, class and childcare in the inner city.
Peter Dunn and Lorraine Leeson

Jo Spence
(b.1934, London - 1992)
Susan Hiller
[American Installation Artist,
born in 1940]
Judy Chicago: Red Flag, 1971

Ana Elena Pena

[Spanish b. 1976]
"My First Menstruation," 1999,
photograph of the artist
Hannah Wilke
[American Photographer,

Lynda Benglis
[American Sculptor, born in 1941]
Photograph for exhibition
announcement, 1974/5
Valie Export
Austrian b. 1940

Eleanor Antin (American,1935)

100 Boots At The Bank,1971-3
Annette Messager
[French Installation Artist,
born in 1943]

Joyce Weiland [b. Toronto, 1931]

Marie Yates [b.1940, Lancashire] , ‘Drift’ series, 2004
Dame Elisabeth Frink
[British Sculptor, 1930-1993]

Georgia O'Keeffe
[American Painter, 1887-1986]
Judy Chicago
[American Installation Artist, born in 1939]

Alexis Hunter,
b. 1948, New Zealand
„The Marxist’s Wife (still does the housework)”,
1978, Detail
Mary Kelly, Irish, b. 1956
„Post-Partum Document, Documentation IV:
transitional objects, diary and diagram“, 1976

Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party,

1974–79. Mixed media: ceramic, porcelain, textile
1980s and 1990s
In the mid-1980’s, John Roberts identified three
feminist approaches to painting and sexual


anti-painting anti- female

functionalist centred
Victor Burgin
[British, born in 1941]

Alone in the Ruined Streets He

was Startled by the Sudden
Appearance of the Figure of a
Woman Moving with Gradiva's
Unmistakable Gait

Issues of Masculinity

Sunil Gupta
[British, b. New Delhi, 1953]
Cindy Sherman Nature
[American Photographer, to your
born in 1954] Culture
Rebecca Horn [German
Installation Artist, born in 1944]

Jenny Holzer
[American Conceptual
Artist, born in 1950]
Annie Sprinkle Karen Finley
American, b. 1956
A Woman's Life Isn't Worth Much, 1990
Kiki Smith [German-American, b.1954
From Side Street Projects‘, 1997

Sue Williams [American, 1954]

Meret Oppenheim
[German-born Swiss
Surrealist, 1913-1985]
My nursemaid, 1936

Louise Bourgeois
[French-born American
Abstract Expressionist
Sculptor, born in 1911]
Janus Fleuri, 1968
Maud Sulter British, b.1960
Terpsichore, 1989
Dye destruction print 122 x 153cm

Lubaina Himid
[British, b.1954]
Between the Two my Heart
is Balanced 1991
Sutapa Biswas,
Sonia Boyce: She Ain't
Housewives with
Holding Them Up,
Steak-Knives, 1985
She's Holding On
Chila Kumari Burman: 28 positions in 34 years. 2003, inkjet
Adrian Piper [American Conceptualist, b.1948]
Safe (1990; mixed-media installation: 4 enlarged
magazine photographs with silkscreened texts
mounted in four corners of room plus endless
loop audio soundtrack)
Carrie Mae Weems
[African-American Photographer, born in 1953]
Lorna Simpson [African-American, born in 1960]
Nancy Spero
[American Painter, born in 1926]
The Bomb 1968

Neo-expressionism: Georg Baselitz

Guerrilla Girls, established 1985 in N. Y.

A billboard at
Highland and
Melrose in
March 1-31,
Guerrilla Girls
At the Venice Biennale 2005