Brooklyn, NY— Global Feminisms, co-curated by Maura Reilly and Linda Nochlin, premiered in March 2007 at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. It consisted of work by eighty-eight women artists from around the world and included work in all media—painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, installation, and performance. Its goal was not only to showcase a large sampling of contemporary feminist art from a global perspective but also to move beyond the specifically Western brand of feminism that has been perceived as the dominant voice of feminist and artistic practice since the early 1970s. This exhibition was arranged thematically and featured the work of important emerging and mid-career artists, including works by Pipilotti Rist, Catherine Opie, Patricia Piccinini, Lida Abdul, Hiroko Okada, Ingrid Mwangi, Tanja Ostojic, Miwa Yanagi, Pilar Albarracín, Tracey Rose, Lin Tianmiao, Milica Tomic, Lee Bul, Latifa Echakhch, Jenny Saville, Dayanita Singh, Regina José Galindo, Tania Bruguera, Parastou Forouhar, Skowmon Hastanan, Ghada Amer, Yin Xiuzhen, Michèle Magema, Angela de la Cruz, Tracey Emin, among many others. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue with essays by the two curators, as well as by Geeta Kapur, Virginia Perez Ratton, Elisabeth Lebovici, Joan Kee, Charlotta Kotik, and N’Goné Fall.
© MAURA REILLY 2015