The Book

Announcing the publication of
Feminist Art Workers: A History

Edited by Cheri Gaulke and Laurel Klick, Feminist Art Workers: A History is the first comprehensive monograph to survey the groundbreaking work of the collaborative performance art group Feminist Art Workers. Founded in 1976 at the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, the group included Nancy Angelo, Candace Compton, Cheri Gaulke, Vanalyne Green and Laurel Klick. This 230-page publication brings together historic images, archival documents, personal recollections, and critical essays that illuminate artwork that addressed a wide range of issues including women’s relationships, sexual violence, and economic rights. Often bringing their work directly to a non-art audience, Feminist Art Workers pioneered new artistic strategies such as tours, floats, phone calls and presented their work in unconventional venues such as cafeterias, conferences, buses and planes.

It was published by Otis College of Art and Design in conjunction with the exhibition Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building, as part of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Those interested in the historical precedents of contemporary art practices such as collaboration, interactive performance and community based art will discover roots in the work of Feminist Art Workers. This publication is a must for contemporary art scholars, university and college libraries.

$29.95

Available for order directly from Createspace or Amazon.com.

Publication Date: Feb 10 2012
ISBN: 9781468050646
230 pages. Paperback. 7″ x 10″ English. Fully illustrated in color.

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