Feminism

Definition of feminism 1:  the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes 2:  organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests feminist: play \ˈfe-mə-nist\noun or adjective feministic: play \ˌfe-mə-ˈni-stik\adjective https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminism What the Tate Says In 1971 the art historian Linda Nochlin published a groundbreaking essay Why Have There Been No […]

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Censorship

Censorship – the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions. Censoship Presentation from Helen Jones Articles on Censorship Merriam-Webster defines censorship as “the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and […]

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Post Modernism

One compact definition is postmodernism rejects modernism’s grand narratives of artistic direction, eradicating the boundaries between high and low forms of art, and disrupting genre’s conventions with collision, collage, and fragmentation. Postmodern art holds all stances are unstable and insincere, and therefore irony, parody, and humor are the only positions critique or revision cannot overturn. […]

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Humour and Irony

humour-in-contemporary-art Key to understanding the humorous tactics of contemporary artists are the strategies of Surrealism, Dada, and Fluxus, as well as the satirical precedents set by artists like Francisco Goya, George Grosz, and John Heartfield, who were equally important as social critics as well as artists. Surrealists interwove puns, bawdy jokes, and punch line–esque titles […]

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