Exhibitions are a tool, not the result. Art should open up for a democratic dialog and rethink the ‘ordinary’ exhibition practises. Martha Rosler: “art make difference to a social movement only when it is made in cognizance of those movements.” . Exhibition making can be a model of resistance, a tool and not the result.
Lately I’ve been thinking about the new feminist art, it’s everywhere!
From trying to fit in to a male structure, feminist artist are now appropriating art that for a long time have been connected with women, pottery, ceramics and still life’s. But this time it’s different, it’s not because they are forced to, it’s because they can and it’s because they can show that art that women does is as important, good and exciting as men’s boring mainstream art.
I find it interesting that feminist artists now are working with the grotesque and uncovered in a way that they didn’t do before, and by that changing the systems for art. We do not want to do art on you premisses, we want to do art on our own premisses and it’s better than ever!
One of my favorite artists right now is Jessica Stoller, and the picture is taken from: http://hyperallergic.com/107361/exploring-the-feminine-grotesque/