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· Louise Aston: Die wilde Rose · Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Boys will be boys · Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women by Christina Lamb · Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “We as women” · Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Females · Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser · Sontag. Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser · Susan Sontag: Debriefing. Collected Stories · GUERRILLA GIRLS 1985 – NU # IN VAN ABBE MUSEUM · Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem: Kunst en Feminisme

Louise Aston: Die wilde Rose

Die wilde Rose

Da droben auf einsamer Höhe
Die wilde Rose blüht,
Und wer sie von Ferne gesehen,
In heißer Sehnsucht erglüht.

Zu ihr über Felsen und Klüfte
Ein kühner Jäger klimmt.
Schon ist er in nächster Nähe –
Das Auge in Thränen ihm schwimmt.

Er will sie erfassen und pflücken.
Da strauchelt jäh sein Fuß;
Des Abgrunds finstere Tiefe
Empfängt ihn mit kaltem Kuß.

Da droben auf einsamer Höhe
Die wilde Rose blüht,
Und wer sie von Ferne gesehen.
In heißer Sehnsucht erglüht. –

Louise Aston
(1814-1871)
Die wilde Rose

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

“Boys will be boys,” and boys have had their day;
Boy-mischief and boy-carelessness and noise
Extenuated all, allowed, excused and smoothed away,
Each duty missed, each damaging wild act,
By this meek statement of unquestioned fact–
Boys will be boys!

Now, “women will be women.” Mark the change;
Calm motherhood in place of boisterous youth;
No warfare now; to manage and arrange,
To nurture with wise care, is woman’s way,
In peace and fruitful industry her sway,
In love and truth.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(1860-1935)
Boys will be boys
Suffrage Songs and Verses

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Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women by Christina Lamb

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women by Christina Lamb

From Christina Lamb, the coauthor of the bestselling I Am Malala and an award-winning journalist—an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience war.

In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she’s never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars—the “bang-bang” war and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from that of the men involved in battle.

Lamb chronicles extraordinary tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice.

We have made significant progress in international women’s rights, but across the world women are victimized by wartime atrocities that are rarely recorded, much less punished. The first ever prosecution for war rape was in 1997 and there have been remarkably few convictions since, as if rape doesn’t matter in the reckoning of war, only killing. Some courageous women in countries around the world are taking things in their own hands, hunting down the war criminals themselves, trying to trap them through Facebook.

In this profoundly important book, Christina Lamb shines a light on some of the darkest parts of the human experience—so that we might find a new way forward. Our Bodies, Their Battlefields is as inspiring and empowering is as it is urgent, a clarion call for necessary change.

Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She has reported from most of the world’s hotspots starting with Afghanistan after an unexpected wedding invitation led her to Karachi in 1987 when she was just 22. She moved to Peshawar to cover the mujaheddin fighting the Soviet Union and within two years she had been named Young Journalist of the Year. Since then she has won 15 major awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She was made an OBE by the Queen in 2013 and is an honorary fellow of University College, Oxford.

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield:
What War Does to Women
by Christina Lamb
Publisher: ‎William Collins
5 Mar. 2020
Language: ‎ English
Hardcover: ‎ 432 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 0008300003
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0008300005
£14.99

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “We as women”

 

“We as women”

There’s a cry in the air about us–
We hear it before, behind–
Of the way in which “We, as women,”
Are going to lift mankind!

With our white frocks starched and ruffled,
And our soft hair brushed and curled–
Hats off! for “We, as women,”
Are coming to save the world.

Fair sisters, listen one moment–
And perhaps you’ll pause for ten:
The business of women as women
Is only with men as men!

What we do, “We, as women,”
We have done all through our life;
The work that is ours as women
Is the work of mother and wife.

But to elevate public opinion,
And to lift up erring man,
Is the work of the Human Being;
Let us do it–if we can.

But wait, warm-hearted sisters–
Not quite so fast, so far.
Tell me how we are going to lift a thing
Any higher than we are!

We are going to “purify politics,”
And to “elevate the press.”
We enter the foul paths of the world
To sweeten and cleanse and bless.

To hear the high things we are going to do,
And the horrors of man we tell,
One would think, “We, as women,” were angels,
And our brothers were fiends of hell.

We, that were born of one mother,
And reared in the self-same place,
In the school and the church together,
We of one blood, one race!

Now then, all forward together!
But remember, every one,
That ’tis not by feminine innocence
The work of the world is done.

The world needs strength and courage,
And wisdom to help and feed–
When, “We, as women” bring these to man,
We shall lift the world indeed.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(1860-1935)
“We as women”
Suffrage Songs and Verses

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Females

Females

The female fox she is a fox;
The female whale a whale;
The female eagle holds her place
As representative of race
As truly as the male.

The mother hen doth scratch for her chicks,
And scratch for herself beside;
The mother cow doth nurse her calf,
Yet fares as well as her other half
In the pasture free and wide.

The female bird doth soar in air;
The female fish doth swim;
The fleet-foot mare upon the course
Doth hold her own with the flying horse–
Yea and she beateth him!

One female in the world we find
Telling a different tale.
It is the female of our race,
Who holds a parasitic place
Dependent on the male.

Not so, saith she, ye slander me!
No parasite am I.
I earn my living as a wife;
My children take my very life;
Why should I share in human strife,
To plant and build and buy?

The human race holds highest place
In all the world so wide,
Yet these inferior females wive,
And raise their little ones alive,
And feed themselves beside.

The race is higher than the sex,
Though sex be fair and good;
A Human Creature is your state,
And to be human is more great
Than even womanhood!

The female fox she is a fox;
The female whale a whale;
The female eagle holds her place
As representative of race
As truly as the male.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(1860-1935)
Females
Suffrage Songs and Verses

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Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser

No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture. No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many glamorous lovers.

Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based. It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face: the broken relationships, the struggles with her sexuality, that animated—and undermined—her writing.

And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way, and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own.

Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo—and featuring nearly one hundred images—Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz.

It is a definitive portrait—a great American novel in the form of a biography.

About Benjamin Moser: Benjamin Moser was born in Houston. He is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2009. For his work bringing Clarice Lispector to international prominence, he received Brazil’s first State Prize for Cultural Diplomacy. He has published translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. He is a former books columnist for Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review and has written for The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books.

Sontag: Her Life and Work
by Bejamin Moser
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
for Biography
Publisher : Ecco
Illustrated edition
Language: : English
Sep 17, 2019
Hardcover
832 pages
ISBN-10 : 0062896393
ISBN-13 : 978-0062896391
$36.82

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Susan Sontag
Biography

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Sontag. Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser

Susan Sontag

The definitive portrait

The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face

No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture.

She was there when the Cuban Revolution began, and when the Berlin Wall came down; in Vietnam under American bombardment, in wartime Israel, in besieged Sarajevo. She was in New York when artists tried to resist the tug of money—and when many gave in. No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many glamorous lovers.

Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based. It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face: the broken relationships, the struggles with her sexuality, that animated—and undermined—her writing. And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way, and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own.

Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo—and featuring nearly one hundred images—Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz. It is a definitive portrait—a great American novel in the form of a biography.

Benjamin Moser was born in Houston. He is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. For his work bringing Clarice Lispector to international prominence, he received Brazil’s first State Prize for Cultural Diplomacy. He has published translations from French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. A former books columnist for Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, he has also written for The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books.

Sontag
Her Life and Work
By Benjamin Moser
Hardcover: 832 pages
Illustrated
Language: English
Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers
September 17, 2019
ISBN-10: 0062896393
ISBN-13: 978-0062896391
$39.99.

Benjamin Moser:
Sontag – Haar leven en werk.
Uit het Engels vertaald door
Koos Mebius en Lidwien Biekmann.
De Arbeiderspers;
816 pagina’s;
€ 49,99.

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Susan Sontag: Debriefing. Collected Stories

‘Debriefing’ collects all of Susan Sontag’s shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life.

The book ranges from allegory to parable to autobiography and shows her wrestling with problems not assimilable to the essay, her more customary mode. Here she catches fragments of life on the fly, dramatizes her private griefs and fears, lets characters take her where they will.

The result is a collection of remarkable brilliance, versatility, and charm. Sontag’s work has typically required time for people to catch up to it. These challenging works of literary art―made more urgent by the passage of years―await a new generation of readers.

This is an invaluable record of the creative output of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power.

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was the author of numerous works of nonfiction, including the groundbreaking collection of essays, Against Interpretation (FSG, 1966), and of four novels, including In America (FSG, 2000), which won the National Book Award. She died in New York City on December 28, 2004.

Benjamin Taylor is the author of his family memoir, The Hue and Cry at Our House, as well as Proust: The Search in the Yale Jewish Lives series; Naples Declared, a travel memoir; and the award-winning novels, Tales Out of School and The Book of Getting Even. He edited Saul Bellow: Letters and There Is Simply Too Much to Think About, Bellow’s collected nonfiction. Taylor is a past fellow and current trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Susan Sontag;
Debriefing.
Collected Stories
Edited by Benjamin Taylor
Publ. Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover
$27.00
Publ.date: nov. 2017
ISBN: 9780374100759
336 Pages

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GUERRILLA GIRLS 1985 – NU # IN VAN ABBE MUSEUM

tentoonstelling
van abbemuseum eindhoven
09/07/2016 – 15/01/2017
Guerrilla Girls 1985 – nu
Conservatoren: Christiane Berndes, Nina Svenson

kunst, feminisme en institutionale kritiek

De tentoonstelling Guerrilla Girls 1985-nu presenteert de ontstaansgeschiedenis van de activistische kunstenaarsgroep Guerrilla Girls en laat hun relevantie zien door de jaren heen en vandaag de dag.

 GUERRILLAGIRLS01

Het uitgangspunt is de oprichting van de Guerrilla Girls in 1985. Dit gebeurde als reactie op een tentoonstelling An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture die in 1984 plaatsvond in het MoMA. Deze tentoonstelling, samengesteld door curator Kynaston McShine, presenteerde werk van 169 kunstenaars. Slechts 13 hiervan waren vrouwelijk. De tentoonstelling pretendeerde een overzicht van de hedendaagse kunst te laten zien, maar liet vrouwelijke kunstenaars grotendeels buiten beschouwing. In reactie hierop volgde protest en de oprichting van de Guerrilla Girls. De Guerrilla Girls begonnen hun zogenaamde “weenie counts”; in de grote musea in New York telden ze het aantal mannelijke en vrouwelijke kunstenaars. Zo ontstonden hun posters die met data de representatie van vrouwen binnen de kunstwereld weergeven.   GUERRILLAGIRLS02

In het eerste jaar richtten de Guerrilla Girls zich vooral op het aankaarten van de man-vrouw verhoudingen binnen de kunstwereld. In 1986 echter begonnen ze al zaken van raciale aard in hun werk te incorporeren. Later zien we dat zich dit ook uitbreidt naar ‘queer’-gerelateerde issues. De Guerrilla Girls brengen hun boodschap in hun posters vaak op een humoristische wijze. De meest bekende poster van de Guerrilla Girls is gemaakt in 1989 en stelt de vraag “Do women have to be naked to get into U.S. museums? Only 3 % of the artists in the Met. Museum are women, but 83 % of the nudes are female”.

De posters zijn uitgegeven in een portfolio die is aangekocht door het Van Abbemuseum.
Verbinding met De collectie nu en De jaren 80. Begin van het nu?

De presentatie is onderdeel van de tentoonstelling De collectie nu en is te zien op de eerste verdieping van de nieuwbouw waar kunst uit de jaren 1965-1985 wordt getoond. De oprichting van de Guerrilla Girls is een belangrijk onderdeel van de geschiedenis van kunst, feminisme en institutionele kritiek. De presentatie haakt qua tijdbestek aan bij De Jaren 80. Begin van het nu?, te zien in de oudbouw van het museum.

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven
Nederland
T: +31 40 238 1000
info@vanabbemuseum.nl
www.vanabbemuseum.nl

Openingstijden:
di t/m zo van 11:00 tot 17:00 uur, donderdag: 11:00 tot 21:00 uur.
Op dinsdag van 15:00 – 17:00 uur is het museum gratis te bezoeken.

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Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem: Kunst en Feminisme

REBELLE

Kunst en feminisme 1969-2009

Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem

30 mei t/m 23 augustus 2009

Van poster plakkende actiegroepen tot en met virtuele cyber art. In ‘rebelle’ wordt ruim baan gemaakt voor veertig jaar kunsthistorie. Centraal in deze tentoonstelling staat werk van vrouwelijke kunstenaars voor wie het feminisme een belangrijke inspiratiebron is of is geweest. Het thema kunst en feminisme kent voor- én tegenstanders, maar allen zijn het erover eens dat het feminisme het kunstenlandschap voorgoed heeft veranderd.

Uit recente tentoonstellingen, ondermeer in het MOCA in Los Angeles en het Brooklyn Museum in New York, blijkt een hernieuwde belangstelling voor kunst met een feministische inslag. Het MMKA volgt sinds de jaren tachtig bewust de ontwikkelingen in de feministische kunst en voegt regelmatig belangrijke werken aan haar collectie toe. Met rebelle stelt zij een groot overzicht samen met werk van honderd vrouwelijke kunstenaars, waarin zowel overeenkomsten als verschillen tussen generaties en culturen worden uitgediept. De tentoonstelling beslaat werk van Amerikaanse en Oost- en West-Europese pioniers tot en met werk van hedendaagse kunstenaressen uit Afrika, het Midden-Oosten, Azië én Nederland. Verschillende disciplines komen samen: schilder- en tekenkunst, foto- en videowerken en performances. Rebelle geeft geen chronologisch overzicht, maar werkt met thema’s. Verschillende kunstenaressen, uit diverse landen met werk uit variërende periodes geven uiting aan thema’s als bijvoorbeeld ‘erotiek en humor’ , ‘ herinnering en geschiedenis’, en ‘vrouwelijkheid en uiterlijk’.

Aan de hand van krantenknipsels, documentaires, foto’s en websites worden daarnaast de maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen en de veranderende positie van vrouwen in het algemeen en in de kunst in beeld gebracht. Zo markeert het jaar 1969 de eerste bijeenkomst van Women Artists in Revolution (WAR) die in Amerika plaatsvond en werd in Nederland in hetzelfde jaar de actiegroep Dolle Mina opgericht. De tweede feministische golf was begonnen. Het jaar 2009 markeert de terugblik: de beeldvorming van de feministische invalshoek – door sommigen als ‘damned anachronism’ getypeerd of tot het cliché van de roze tuinbroek gereduceerd, wordt in ‘rebelle’ flink opgepoetst.

   

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