Artist and critic Laura Cottingham comes to RISD to screen and discuss her 1998 film Not For Sale: Feminism and Art In the USA During the 1970s. The 90-minute video features a primer on work by over 100 visual artists, plus music by Yoko Ono. The Feminist Art Movement was political and angry, and occurred roughly in tandem with the Women’s Liberation Movement. At the time, minimalist painting and sculpture were all the rage in the New York museums, but many feminists were more interested in budding genres like video, performance, and incorporating traditional craft techniques into contemporary art.
image: Linda Montano, Mitchell’s Death (video still detail)