Journal article

Art and feminism: generations and practice

A Marsh

Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly | Artlink Australia | Published : 2017


The state of the art world and of feminism in the twenty‑first century ushers in different ways of doing political activism, cultural work and theory. The intergenerational aspects of feminism and how this has been enacted in the visual arts in recent years represents a refreshing change from earlier perceptions of waves of feminist theory that tended to privilege the new. The visual metaphor of the new wave dashing the old against the shore appears to replicate traditional paradigms in what some have called either an Electra or an oedipal contestation where the new generation kills the old feminist mother in order to please the father (the academy).

University of Melbourne Researchers