Wet - Pb by Mira SchorWet - Pb by Mira Schor

Wet - Pb

byMira Schor

Paperback | February 1, 1997

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Taking aim at the mostly male bastion of art theory and criticism, Mira Schor brings a maverick perspective and provocative voice to the issues of contemporary painting, gender representation, and feminist art. Writing from her dual perspective of a practicing painter and art critic, Schor's writing has been widely read over the past fifteen years in "Artforum," "Art Journal," "Heresies," and "M/E/A/N/I/N/G," a journal she coedited. Collected here, these essays" "challenge established hierarchies of the art world of the 1980s and 1990s and document the intellectual and artistic development that have marked Schor's own progress as a critic.
Bridging the gap between art practice, artwork, and critical theory, "Wet" includes some of Schor's most influential essays that have made a significant contribution to debates over essentialism." "Articles range from discussions of contemporary women artists Ida Applebroog, Mary Kelly, and the Guerrilla Girls, to "Figure/Ground," an examination of utopian modernism's fear of the "goo" of painting and femininity. From the provocative "Representations of the Penis," which suggests novel readings of familiar images of masculinity and introduces new ones, to "Appropriated Sexuality," a trenchant analysis of David Salle's depiction of women, "Wet" is a fascinating and informative collection.
Complemented by over twenty illustrations, the essays in "Wet" reveal Schor's remarkable ability to see and to make others see art in a radically new light.

Title:Wet - PbFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.26 × 5.92 × 0.81 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Duke University Press

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ISBN - 10:0822319152

ISBN - 13:9780822319153

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From Our Editors

"Mira Schor's collected critical art essays are witty, insightful, incisive. As artist, writer, and magazine editor, she shows us cracks in the art world's walls. She is up-to-date, on target. In a controversial field, she is a bold and confrontational critic". -- Nancy Spero

Editorial Reviews

"In 20 essays divided into four primary sections - "Masculinity," "Femininity and Feminism," "Teaching," and "Painting" - Schor manages to mesh and unravel the prevailing issues of art and feminist history and theory arisen over the last decade with absolute authority. ... Schor walks many lines securely - balancing formalism and feminism, theory and practice, public advocacy and private artistry - and finds ways to honor and integrate opposites, without ever getting wishy-washy. ... Schor presents history - of feminism and of art - so truthfully, with so much of its original integrity still intact, and with so little agenda interference that it can behave like poetry." --Jennifer Liese, "Provincetown Arts"