Women, the Arts and Globalization
Press release issued: 27 March 2013
The first anthology to specifically explore the relationships between transnational feminism and women's art practices across a range of contemporary media, co-edited by Dr Dorothy Rowe in the Department of History of Art, is published this month.
Women, the Arts and Globalization: Eccentric Experience brings scholarly essays on gender, art and globalization together with interviews and autobiographical accounts of personal experiences. Contributors include such leading feminist artists, art historians, sociologists and critics as Deborah Cherry, Jane Beckett, Rosemary Betterton, Angela Dimitrakaki, Marion Arnold, Tracey Warr, Misha Myers, Maggie O'Neill, Lena Simic, Michele Waugh, Florence Ayisi, Mo White, Oreet Ashery, Lubaina Himid and Dorothy Rowe.
The essays discuss the connections between aesthetics, gender and identity in a global world. They demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travellers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange.
The book is aimed at critics, curators and scholars interested in the impacts of globalization on contemporary visual culture produced by women.
Women, the Arts and Globalization: Eccentric Experience by Marsha Meskimmon and Dorothy Rowe (eds) is published by Manchester University Press. £65