Female’s Perspective of the World
In Katy Deepwell’s essay, Feminist Curatorial Strategies and Practices Since the 1970s, Deewell explains the approaches used by galleries and museums when displaying work created by females, prior to the 1970s feminist movements and during. To understand the strategies used to introduce artwork created by women, we must first understand the curatorial practice used by feminist curators, this is to maintain the balance of making the artwork polemical as well as contribute to society as a whole. A common description on a feminist show would be when the exhibit, temporary, of course, is a spearheaded by a canon of females and showing pieces created by females. While the curator may be the “keeper of culture” or hostess, those above them in the food chain are more than likely male. This would explain why major museums may have independent, temporary galleries displaying contemporary feminist art. An example, would be the Womenhouse created in 1972 by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, which was a temporary exhibit by feminist artists house put on display their social commentary of female roles in society. Ultimately Deepwell established that it as long as there is a divide in art history for gender their will continue to be imbalance in women’s exhibits. However, in Female’s Perspective of the World, the collection of photos, paintings and drawings exhibit multiple careers, roles still present within society and artworks that shatter the divide between genders.