Women in revolt! : art and activism in the UK 1970-90 / edited by Linsey Young ; [text by Alice Correia, Zuzana Flaskova, Rachel Garfield, Juliet Jacques, Amy Tobin [and others]].

  • London : Tate Publishing, 2023.
  • New York : ABRAMS
299 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm


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  • A crucial exploration of the wealth and diversity of work by women artists working in the 1970s and 1980s during a period of seismic social and political change.
  • "The first of its kind, this exhibition is a wide-ranging exploration of feminist art by over 100 women artists working in the UK. It shines a spotlight on how networks of women used radical ideas and rebellious methods to make an invaluable contribution to British culture. Their art helped fuel the women's liberation movement during a period of significant social, economic and political change. In the 1970s and 1980s a new wave of feminism erupted. Women used their lived experiences to create art, from painting and photography to film and performance, to fight against injustice. This included taking a stand for reproductive rights, equal pay and race equality. This creativity helped shape a period of pivotal change for women in Britain, including the opening of the first women's refuge and the formation of the British Black Arts Movement. Despite long careers, these artists were often left out of the artistic narratives of the time. This will be the first time many of their works have been on display since the 1970s. Through their urgent and powerful art visitors will encounter a productive, politically engaged set of communities, who changed the face of British culture and paved the way for future generations of artists."-- Provided by publisher.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990. Tate Britain, London, 8th November 2023 - 7th April 2024 ; National Galleries of Scotland : Modern, Edinburgh 25 May 2024 - 26 January 2025 ; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, 7 March - 24 August 2025.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 9781849768627 ((paperback))
  • 1849768625 ((paperback))
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