M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism

By: Mira Schor (editor), Susan Bee (editor)Paperback

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M/E/A/N/I/N/G brings together essays and commentary by over a hundred artists, critics, and poets, culled from the art magazine of the same name. The editors-artists Susan Bee and Mira Schor-have selected the liveliest and most provocative pieces from the maverick magazine that bucked commercial gallery interests and media hype during its ten-year tenure (1986-96) to explore visual pleasure with a culturally activist edge. With its emphasis on artists' perspectives of aesthetic and social issues, this anthology provides a unique opportunity to enter into the fray of the most hotly contested art issues of the past few decades: the visibility of women artists, sexuality and the arts, censorship, art world racism, the legacies of modernism, artists as mothers, visual art in the digital age, and the rewards and toils of a lifelong career in art. The stellar cast of contributing artists and art writers includes Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, David Humphrey, Thomas McEvilley, Laura Cottingham, Johanna Drucker, David Reed, Carolee Schneemann, Whitney Chadwick, Robert Storr, Leon Golub, Charles Bernstein, and Alison Knowles. This compelling and theoretically savvy collection will be of interest to artists, art historians, critics, and a general audience interested in the views of practicing artists.

About Author

Susan Bee is an artist, editor, and designer who founded, coedited, and designed M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine. She shows her paintings at A.I.R. Gallery in New York City and her artist's books include Little Orphan Anagram and Log Rhythms. Mira Schor is on the faculty of the Fine Arts Department at Parsons School of Design. An award-winning painter and former coeditor and founder of M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine, she is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture, also published by Duke University Press.


M/E/A/N/I/N/G: Feminism, Theory, and Art Practice / Johanna Drucker Introduction / Susan Bee and Mira Schor I. Feminism and Art "Post-Feminism"-A Remasculinization of Culture? / Amelia Jones Appropriated Sexuality / Mira Schor Why We Need "Bad Girls" Rather Than "Good" Ones! / Corinne Robins Barbara Pollack / Letter on Bad Girls / Barbara Pollack A Conversation on Censorship with Carolee Schneemann / Aviva Rahmani Aesthetic and Postmenopausal Pleasures / Joanna Frueh just a sketch . . . / Laura Cottingham A Conversation on Lesbian Subjectivity and Painting with Deborah Kass / Patricia Cronin Monstrous Domesticity / Faith Wilding II. The Politics of Meaning and Representation For M/E/A/N/I/N/G / Charles Bernstein Figure/Ground / Mira Schor The Critic Is (?) Artist / Marcia Hafif 12 Questions of Art / Lucio Pozzi Some Remarks on Racism in the American Arts / Daryl Chin The Success of Failure / Joel Fisher Visual Pleasure: A Feminist Perspective / Johanna Drucker "I Don't Take Voice Mail" / Charles Bernstein III. Selections from the Forums On Authenticity and Meaning / Arakawa & Madeline Gins, Susan Bee, Robert Berlind, Jake Berthot, Collins & Milazzo, Maureen Connor, Rackstraw Downes, David Humphrey, Komar & Melamid, Medrie MacPhee, Elizabeth Murray, Yvonne Rainer, Miriam Schapiro, Ann Schoenfeld, Pat Steir, Robert Storr, Lawrence Weiner Contemporary Views on Racism in the Arts / Emma Amos, Josely Carvalho, Daryl Chin, Tom Finkelpearl, Madeline Gins, Renee Green, Hung Liu, Fern Logan, Juan Sanchez, Robert Storr Over Time: A Forum on Art Making / Rudolf Baranik, Arthur Cohen, Hermine Ford, Nancy Fried, Leon Golub, John Goodyear, Nancy Grossman, Yvonne Jacquette, Ellen Lanyon, Ann McCoy, Melissa Meyer, Howardena Pindell, Lucio Pozzi, Jacques Roch, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Tuttle, David von Schlegell, Lawrence Weiner, Faith Wilding On Motherhood, Art, and Apple Pie / Emma Amos, Suzanne Anker, Susan Bee, Emily Cheng, Stephanie DeManuelle, Jane Dickson, Bailey Doogan, Hermine Ford, Mimi Gross, Freya Hansell, Yvonne Jacquette, Joyce Kozloff, Ellen Lanyon, Betty Lee, Lenore Malen, Ann Messner, Diane Neumaier, Nancy Pierson, Barbara Pollack, Erika Rothenberg, Miriam Schapiro, Arlene Shechet, Dena Shottenkirk, Joan Snyder, Elke Solomon, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Martha Wilson, Barbara Zucker On Creativity and Community / Jackie Brookner, David Humphrey, William Pope, Robert C. Morgan, Barbara Pollack, Jerry Saltz, Mira Schor IV. Artists' Musings Mother Baseball / Vanalyne Green Bats / Tom Knechtel The Discovered Uncovered / Nancy Spero Running on Empty: An Artist's Life in New York / Susan Bee Reorganized Meditations on Mnemonic Threshold / Joseph Nechvatal The Critic and the Hare: Meditations on the Death of My Rabbit / Ann McCoy September 21, 1989 / Richard Tuttle Alison Knowles: An Interview / Aviva Rahmani Media Baptisms / David Reed V. Artists in Perspective Florine Stettheimer: Eccentric Power, Invisible Tradition / Pamela Wye Cartoons of the Self: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Murderer-Art Spiegelman's Maus / Nancy K. Miller Nancy Spero: Speaking in Tongues / Pamela Wye Muse Begets Crone: On Leonora Carrington / Whitney Chadwick Painting After Painting: The Paintings of Susan Bee / Misko Suvakovic When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears: An Interview with Thomas McEvilley / Dominique Nahas Appendix: Contents of M/E/A/N/I/N/G

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  • ISBN13: 9780822325666
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780822325666
  • ISBN10: 0822325667

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