Richard Saltoun presents a curated stand of works by international feminist artists working in the 1970s, with a curated focus on British feminist artist Jo Spence (b. 1934, London – d. 1992, London).
The selected artists have used the body as a point of reference for expressing political and aesthetic issues; pushing the boundaries of artistic expression through their individual use of the photographic media. From the performances and photography of Jo Spence, Marina Abramović, Carolee Schneemann and VALIE EXPORT, to the use of unusual techniques and materials: Helena Almeida and Liliana Porter; and to the revolution of modern dance through the choreography of Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer, these artists have redefined the aesthetics of art. Their unique and radical aesthetic perspectives have influenced generations of artists and continue to resonate within contemporary ‘performative’ aesthetics.