Gendering Modernism

Gendering ModernismMy review of Maria Bucur’s book, Gendering Modernism, has just been published in Times Higher Education.

In this book, we learn that the Royal Academy was established in 1768 by a group of artists, including two women, but no other female artists were admitted until 1936 and that 88 per cent of the funding for the 1913 Armory Show in New York came from female art patrons.

The book grapples with the paradox that Modernism challenged gender polarisation and misogyny, but also reinforced and amplified them.

 

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