Womens Work was launched in the mid-1970s as a magazine that showcased the overlooked work of women artists on the cutting edge of visual arts, music and performance. The magazine was edited by artists Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood and featured scores of text-based performances by a total of 25 artists, composers and choreographers.
Knowles, who designed the magazine, deliberately chose off-white paper and brown ink, as opposed to the dry, white paper that was popular at the time. The works presented are wide ranging, take many forms, use both typewritten and handwritten text, and are often accompanied by visual elements such as charts, drawings, and photographs. They also argue that these works are meant to be performed, and that this book is not just a sluggish book to be appreciated like a work of art.
``We wanted to publish a work that other people could understand and practice. It wasn't a document, it was a 'live' document.You look at the sheet music and then do it."- Annea Lockwood
Beth Anderson, Ruth Anderson, Jacki Apple, Barbara Benary, Sari Dienes, Nye Farrabas, Simone Forti, Wendy Greenberg, Heidi Von Gunden, Françoise Janicot, Alison Knowles, Christina Kubisch, Carol Law, Annea Lockwood, Mary Lucier, Lisa Mikulchik, Ann Noël, Pauline Oliveros, Takako Saito, Caroee Schneemann, Mieko Shiomi, Elaine Summers, Carole Weber, Julie Winter, Marilyn Wood
First edition 1500 copies.
Title: Womens Work
Primary Information, 2019
Softcover with poster inside folded box
229 x 213 mm
First edition of 1500 copies
¥10,000 + tax
Condition: Good / Aged, corners crushed.
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