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After Modernism
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Feminism as Ethos

Feminism's greatest contribution to the future of art has probably been precisely its lack of contribution to modernism.

—Lucy Lippard, Art Journal, Fall/Winter 1990

The feminist movement of the 1970s, '80s and '90s proved to be a rich resource and praiseworthy alternative, outside of the hierarchy and exclusive nature of modernism. It offered a strategy more open to critical discourse. Central topics included the environment, ecology, body, and earth art, based upon the sacredness of earth, ecology, gender, economics, life-affirming ethics, demanding that women become more central to artistic discourse. This provided artists with a greater sense of inclusion. They took ideas beyond the limitations of historical modernism.
—Siegfried Halus

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