Dirt and Domesticity : Constructions of the Feminine

Haug, Kate and Ward, Frazer and Mertes, Cara. Dirt and Domesticity : Constructions of the Feminine. New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992.

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Abstract (English)

Accompanying a presentation of works (including video works) by 35 artists and collectives, this catalogue contains three essays that interrogate the relationship between represented femininity and dirt or cleanliness. Ward's essay inspects the documentary tradition and contrasts modernist with contemporary practices. Haug traces the role of the Black "mammy" in domesticity. Mertes views in the historical context a process of legitimation through naturalization. 40 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Haug, Kate (Curator); Haug, Kate (Author); Ward, Frazer (Curator); Ward, Frazer (Author); Mertes, Cara (Curator); Mertes, Cara (Author); Fuenmayor, Jesus (Curator); Fuenmayor, Jesus (Prefacer)
Dossier: 360 - WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART (New York, NY)
Collation: 79 p. : 24 ill. ; 23 x 16 cm. - (Independent Study Program Papers ; 2)
ISBN: 0874270855
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art
Artists: Arnold, Eve; ARTIST & HOMELESS COLLABORATIVE; Guerilla Girls; Brandt, Bill; Brown Brothers; BYRON COMPANY, The; Campbell, James C.; Carroll, Mary Ellen; Chernick, Myrel; Dater, Judy; Duff, Dana; Greenberg, Toby Lee; Gustafson, Danielle; Hamilton, Ann; Hassler, William Davis; Lange Dorothea; Parks, Gordon; Rosler, Martha; Saar, Betye; Serrano, Andres; Sherman, Cindy; Sills, Vaughn; Silverman, Dara; Simpson, Lorna; Van Schaick, Charles J.; Weems, Carrie Mae; Williams, Pat Ward; Wolcott, Marion Post; Yamamoto, Lynne; Cook, Cathy; Davis, Zeinabu Irene; Gray, Lorraine; Kipnis, Laura; Nelson, Stanley
Critics / Curators / Historians: Fuenmayor, Jesus; Haug, Kate; Ward, Frazer; Mertes, Cara
Art Organizations: Whitney Museum Of American Art (New York, NY)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 12 June - 14 Aug. 1992, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).
Keywords: DOMESTIC LIFE; FEMININE; HINE, LEWIS
Deposited by: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 1994
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:44
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/7451
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