Feminist Art and the Political Imagination

  title={Feminist Art and the Political Imagination},
  author={Amy Mullin},
  pages={189 - 213}
  • Amy Mullin
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Art, Sociology
  • Hypatia
Activist and political art works, particularly feminist ones, are frequently either dis-missed for their illegitimate combination of the aesthetic and the political, or embraced as chiefly political works. Flawed conceptions of politics and the imagination are responsible for that dismissal. An understanding of the imagination is developed that allows us to see how political work and political explorations may inform the artistic imagination. 
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