Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

Helena Almeida, Wack, Art and the Feminist Revolution, Gefffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn

Helena Almeida, Pintura Habitada, 1975
Black/white photograph with blue acrylic paint, 18 x 22.5 inches

March 4 — July 16, 2007

The first comprehensive, historical exhibition to examine the international foundations and legacy of feminist art, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution focuses on the crucial period 1965–80, during which the majority of feminist activism and artmaking occurred internationally. The exhibition includes the work of 120 artists from the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Comprising work in a broad range of media—including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and performance art—the exhibition is organized around themes based on media, geography, formal concerns, collective aesthetic, and political impulses. Curated by Connie Butler (MoMA), the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.