THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: Feminist Art from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection

Exhibition Website

Feb 12 2017 - Apr 2 2017

This two-site exhibition takes place at Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington and the DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati. The selected works are from the Vance Waddell collection and will feature iconic artists including but not limited to: Louise Bourgeois, Tania Bruguera, Deb Kass, Barbara Kruger, Kara Walker, Catherine Opie, Lorna Simpson, Carolee Schneeman, Kiki Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Using a framework of the rallying slogan of the various student movements during the Civil Rights era of the late 1960s — throughout both exhibitions in the effort to reveal ways in which femme-identifying artists have and are working to resist oppression, subvert public scrutiny, and suggest alternative visual paradigms within the personal and political spheres. The Personal Is Political aims to demonstrate the ways in which feminist artists make connections between the intimate details of our daily lives and our ever-expanding understanding of the body politic. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Ethnic / Gender
  • LGBT
  • Louise Bourgeois
  • Tania Bruguera
  • Deb Kass
  • Barbara Kruger
  • Catherine Opie
  • Lorna Simpson
  • Carolee Schneemann
  • Kiki Smith
  • Mickalene Thomas
  • Carrie Mae Weems
  • and others

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