DISIDENTICO: MASCHILE, FEMMINILE E OLTRE. Achille Bonito Oliva et al. Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo, 1998. Organized by Provincia Regionale di Palermo, Assessorato alla Cultura in association with Accademia de Belle Arti, Palermo. Published by Panepinto Arte. 296 pp. with 392 ills. (320 col.). 32 x 25 cm. In Italian (six essays also in English).
Was $82.50; save 25%! Examining the treatment of femininity and female sexuality as themes in modern and contemporary art, this catalogue presents paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, performance pieces and videos produced chiefly since the 1970s by Schiele, Modigliani, Dali, Wesselmann, Warhol, Clemente, Fishl, Bourgeois, Spero, Abramovic, Sherman, Lemieux, Hatoum, Morimura and more than 130 other international artists whose works range from naturalistic nude studies to enigmatic assemblages of found objects. Six essays include discussions of the art historical significance of an artist's gender in his or her portrayal of female sexuality, the complex sexual personas projected by Madonna in her music videos and films, and the tendency of contemporary women artists to employ non-traditional media in their explorations of gender-related themes.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media — Women Artists
Worldwide Number: 026637