Marsha Meskimmon and Dorothy C. Rowe
Rethinking Art’s Histories – Manchester University Press
Women, the arts and globalization: Eccentric experience is the first anthology to bring transnational feminist theory and criticism together with women’s art practices to discuss the connections between aesthetics, gender and identity in a global world. The essays in Women, the arts and globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women’s art practices provide a fascinating instance of women’s eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization. Bringing scholarly essays on gender, art and globalization together with interviews and autobiographical accounts of personal experiences, the diversity of the book is relevant to artists, art historians, feminist theorists and humanities scholars interested in the impact of globalization on culture in the broadest sense.
The final chapter of this publication is ‘Testing the limits: Oreet Ashery in conversation with Dorothy Rowe’.