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Feminisms

Our spring issue looks at the unique relationships between art and feminisms. Taking into account the multiplicity of women’s subjectivity and heterogeneity, Feminisms explores how art practices and theories help to deconstruct the oppressions and limitations associated with gender. Focussing on female and feminist art practices—militant or not—from various communities, the protests, standpoints, and affirmations come in as many forms as the artists are diverse: subversion, uprising, reconsideration of gender archetypes and heteronormativity, post-colonial feminist theory, revival of ancestral practices, representation of the self, and conscious and assumed use of seduction are among the many ways of expressing, again, the necessity of feminisms.

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Family

As the basis for social organization and the primary site of socialization, the family has drawn particular attention in the visual arts since the inception of art history. As contemporary art seems well engaged in an examination of cultural practices, the family, in all its forms, is returning to the spotlight. Many artists today revisit family traditions, sites, and taboos, challenge what has been held as unspeakable by digging into archives, and invent new, intimate forms of sociability out of biographical experiences. This issue reflects on family histories as they are rewritten in contemporary art.

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