The Second Texts
Martha Wilson Sourcebook:
40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces
by Martha Wilson
$25.00 List Price
The problem for feminist artists of the past few decades isn’t that their work is absent from museums. It’s that their art isn’t usually where one hopes or expects to find it: in the main galleries of major institutions. However, archives, libraries, and artists’ files richly document art by women—a by-product of these artists’ marginalization from the halls of Great Art, which caused many feminist artists to adopt ephemeral, mass-distributed forms. As testimony to this process, the Martha Wilson Sourcebook, a collection of texts selected by Wilson and reproduced from her archives, performs a double task: It illuminates a chapter of feminist art history, while delivering an idiosyncratic portrait of an important and often-overlooked artist.
The Sourcebook is the first in a planned series of artists’
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