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Friday, December 07, 2007

Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution

Cover art by Martha Rosler

Not sure that I've ever featured an exhibit catalogue on the BDR before. If I haven't, this is a heck of a way to start.

Check out the page maintained by LA's Museum of Contemporary Art for a spirited discussion of this cover (or tell us what you think here). About the art on the cover itself, someone on the MOCA site quotes the catalogue:

"In one series of thirty-one works, ‘Body Beautiful’, or ‘Beauty Knows No Pain’, Rosler interrupted magazine advertisements by collaging them with elements that call attention to the ubiquitous use of women’s bodies and body parts in the media to market consumer goods."

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Nick said...

Cover by Lorraine Wild I believe.

Cyrus said...

As a book designer who designs exhibition catalogs almost exclusively, I'd like to selfishly suggest that you make this a trend.

Joseph said...

We'll have to see what 2008 brings :-)

Fifi said...

Reminds me a little bit of some scenes from the film 'Shortbus,' which deals a lot with the discovery of female sexuality.

Ertu said...

seems like a good book, besides the cover.