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Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture

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Taking aim at the mostly male bastion of art theory and criticism, Mira Schor brings a maverick perspective and provocative voice to the issues of contemporary painting, gender representation, and feminist art. Writing from her dual perspective of a practicing painter and art critic, Schor’s writing has been widely read over the past fifteen years in Artforum, Art Journal, ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published February 21st 1997 by Duke University Press (first published 1997)
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"The suburbanoid permutations of much contemporary art only focus on absence and the futility of effort. Why not focus instead on the fullness of what was desired and the heroism of the effort to slide safely into home?"
Didn't get to finish it before I had to return it to the library. But thought it was an interesting concept: a feminist voice on modern art. Would like to take another shot at it someday.
lost steam reading this & it has been banished into the limbo reaches of the library for the moment....
Feminism with a capital F; the best kind of toughminded commentary on the contemporary art world.
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Mira Schor (b. in New York City in 1950) is an American artist, writer, editor, and educator, known for her contributions to the critical discourse on the status of painting in contemporary art and culture as well as to feminist art history and criticism.

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