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50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now

John Gosslee and Heather Zises, Editors, Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler

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This one-of-a-kind compendium features a selection of women artists and architects who have made groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art. Profiling an international cross-section of artists, 50 Contemporary Women Artists presents fresh perspectives on feminism and notions of cultural power. Using a variety of mediums, the artists in this book address themes of social, cultural, political, environmental, and psychological issues. Included are works by five MacArthur Foundation Fellows that activate an ongoing dialogue about contemporary practices. Readers receive a unique glimpse of seminal works such as Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, as well as brand-new pieces inspired by the Women’s March on Washington in 2017. Complete with a foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, PhD, this compilation is ideal for educators, students, curators, collectors, and all those who support the arts.

Silver Medal Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Art & Photography Category

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 334 color illustrations | 360 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356537

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John Gosslee is the editor-in-chief of New York City based art magazine Quiet Lunch. He also runs PANK and Fjords Review. As a literary editor he’s published more than 50 books of contemporary literature to the trade. His poetry is widely published.

Heather Zises is a Brooklyn-based curator, writer, and founder of READart, a curatorial platform for contemporary art and culture. Having launched her career at Pace Gallery and Phillips, she has curated numerous exhibitions and site-specific installations at galleries, alternative spaces, and art fairs worldwide. Heather is a contributing writer for diverse publications, including Quiet Lunch and Fjords Review, and is an art editor for Pregame Magazine.


IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner, Silver Award, Art & Photography Category