Feminism and Art
The Maternal Abject, by Mireille Eid (external link)
Summary: "Through my research and studio practice, I search for what binds me and separates me from my children.
I investigate abjection theories through Julia Kristeva and Georges Bataille and focus on a particular form I call the maternal abject. This occurs at the time an infant separates from its mother, acquires language and maps its own body. I am proposing that the mapping of the body is the point at which an individual perceives social structures and learns about prohibitions and taboos, hence the abject. I also investigate the relationship between the maternal abject and the artistic process through the writings of Kristeva."
Forgotten Femmes - The Great Women in Australian Art, by Liliana Occhiuto (external link)
How many Australian women artists can you name? How many famous women artists do you know about across the globe? The way art history is taught in schools, or conveyed in popular culture, misleads people to think only men contributed great works of art over the centuries. This simply isn't true. Liliana puts the spotlight on some amazing local female artists and their impressive accomplishments in this short piece on Blogger.