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Nanne Buurman
Feminism in the arts often works as a kind of identity politics. Canon revisions, all-women’s shows, and quotas for equal representation of male and female artists have been introduced as means of affirmative action. These are complemented by thematic exhibitions dedicated to feminist, gender, or LGBTQI* issues, which also take into account the deconstruction of (essentializing) binary gender concepts. Nevertheless, feminism in the arts is most often concerned with the artists’ gender or with reflections of gender and sexuality in artworks, the focus largely remaining on norm-conforming or subversive visualizations of personhood or tokenistic counts of participants.

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