Critic’s Pick: “Ladylike: A Proper Take on Feminist Art” at Koscielak Gallery / Artforum.com


“Ladylike: A Proper Take on Feminist Art”

KOSCIELAK GALLERY
1646 N. Bosworth Ave.
June 13–July 31, 2008

Jessica Hannah, Showroom No. 6 (Robot Lady Talking on Phone), 2008. Performance view.

One wouldn’t expect an exhibition titled “Ladylike” to present a view of feminism that narrowly focuses on female-identified women artists and thus excludes feminist-inclined men and transgender, transsexual, and intersex persons. Despite this limited scope, artworks that explore feminist identities via Second Life avatars, 1950s-era gender norms, and old-world folklore stand out.

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