Behind the Scenes of Remaking a Feminist Milestone, Amy Smith-Stewart και Caitlin Monachino, δημοσίευση στο Hyperallergic [20/12/2022]Marilena Pateraki
On April 18, 1971, legendary critic, activist, and curator Lucy R. Lippard’s Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists opened at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Arguably the first feminist exhibition in the United States, Twenty Six was one of the first institutional responses to the women’s movement and the lack of visibility of women artists in museums and galleries, marking the beginning of feminist curatorial practice in this country. Fifty-one years later, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone celebrates the historic 1971 exhibition by bringing together work by the artists in the original exhibition alongside work by 26 female-identifying and nonbinary artists, born in or after 1980 and based in New York City, who are influenced by the feminist practices pioneered in the 1970s. In presenting a new roster of 26 emerging artists, 52 Artists tracks the evolution of feminist art over half a century, underscoring the legacy of the original show.
With less than a month until the show’s closing, we sat down to reflect on our five-year journey to readdress Lippard’s original show and the pioneering women artists who were in it.