Feminist (R)evolution in Brooklyn

In her Huffington Post article Feminist (R)evolution in Brooklyn: Reclaiming Women for Pop, art critic, curator and New Media artist Lisa Paul Streitfeld praises the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968:

“The irresistible seduction of these ‘proto-feminist’ pioneers on view in Brooklyn through January 9 (though the exhibit will be going on tour) not only succeeds in making the underpinnings of a historical movement come alive again, but inspires a new erotically charged Pop movement liberated from the feminist straightjacket and devoted to the mythology of an authentic liberation of gender equality, within and without.”

Streitfield also calls attention to catalog co-editor Kalliopi Minioudaki’s “standout essay” “Pop Proto-Feminisms: Beyond the Paradox of the Woman Pop Artist,” which, in her view, “brings to light what may prove to be the most pertinent feminist scholarship of this century.”

The exhibition featured Niki de Saint Phalle’s My Heart Belongs to Marcel Duchamp (1963, shown here) and Black Rosy (1965). Read the entire article.