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Feminist Interventions in the Croatian Art After 2000: the Problematic and Critical Positions


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Šarin, Petra. (2019). Feminist Interventions in the Croatian Art After 2000: the Problematic and Critical Positions. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Galjer, Jasna and Lulić, Josipa].

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In my master’s thesis entitled Feminist Interventions in the Croatian Art after 2000: The Problematic and Critical Positions, I deal with problematics which covers the theoretical and disciplinary field from the point of view of feminist criticism, by analysing strategies used by women artists as a response or reaction to socio-political reality. Anglo-Saxon and French feminist criticism introduced into art history a new set of critical-analytical apparatus towards the theoretical bases of related sciences, such as philosophy, literary theory, sociology and psychology. Linda Nochlin was among the first who answered the important question in her famous essay Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?. What followed were many theoretical discussions in which numerous women critics were engaged. However, feminist thought has remained marginalized within the dominant current in art history, both on the international level and in Croatia. Therefore, in the first part of the thesis I presented in detail the theoretical framework and feminist methodologies which helped in exploring feminist interventions. The second part of the thesis, through larger thematic units, contains analyses of case studies of feminist interventions in the Croatian art, which point to their specificities considering local, social, historical, political and personal context. The aim of this thesis is to bring new insights to the existing situation and illuminate the positions of feminist criticism in the Croatian art as well as raise questions for further reflection upon this problematics, which has been insufficiently contextualized in a theoretical sense and marginalized or completely unrepresented within academic curricula.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism; gender; Croatian artists; critical theory; art history; art of the 21st century; Modern Gallery
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Galjer, Jasna and Lulić, Josipa
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 10:08

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