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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND UTOPIAS: WOMEN ARTISTS AND THE COLD WAR. Christine Filippone. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. An Ashgate Book. 210 pp. with 64 ills. ISBN 9781472428325 In English.
Due date: October 2016. Publisher's description: The rise of proxy wars, the Space Race, and cybernetics during the Cold War marked science and technology as vital sites of social and political power. Women artists, historically excluded from these domains, responded critically, while simultaneously redeploying the products of "Technological Society" into works that promoted ideals of progress and alternative concepts of human community. In this innovative book, author Christine Filippone offers the first focused examination of the conceptual use of science and technology by women artists during and just after the women's movement. She argues that artists Alice Aycock, Agnes Denes, Martha Rosler and Carolee Schneemann used science and technology to mount a critique on Cold War American society as they saw it -- conservative and constricting. Motivated by the contemporary American Women's Movement, these artists transformed science and technology into new modes of artmaking that transgressed modernist, heroic, painterly styles and subverted the traditional economic structures of the gallery, the museum and the dealer. At the same time, the artists also embraced these domains of knowledge and practice as expressions of hope for a better future.
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Worldwide Number: 174879
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