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Cooling OutOn the Paradox of Feminism

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How can a political or social movement create so many positive changes, while simultaneously developing negative connotations? Such is the central paradox of feminism for the editors of this book.
The dwindling interest of students to continue an academic career after their studies has been called "cooling out" by Burton Clark. The collaborative exhibition project took this term to describe the disinterest of young women toward ideas and forms of feminism, resulting from a lack of palpable aims on the one hand, and the acceptance of existing structures on the other. The exhibition "Cooling Out" examined—through the works of contemporary female and male artists—the influences of the media, education, and existing social structures on the constitution of a gender identity. Presenting the complexity of influences on the constitution of a gender and social identity, and raising awareness of the potential problems, the publication further pursues the questions raised by the exhibitions, gathering texts by the curators and international authors.
Works by 3 Hamburger Frauen, Anette Baldauf / Dorit Margreiter, Maura Biava, Shannon Bool, Cabello / Carceller, Esra Ersen, Naomi Fisher, Naomi Fisher and the Radical Cheerleaders, Sylvie Fleury, Dani Gal, Andrea Geyer / Sharon Hayes, Jaki Irvine, Zilla Leutenegger, Erik Van Lieshout, Katrin Mayer, Josephine Meckseper, Michaela Meise, Mosh Mosh, Renata Poljak, Elodie Pong, Aurora Reinhard, Maki Tamura, Una Quigley, Pernille Kapper Williams, Ella Ziegler.
Edited by Sabine Schaschl-Cooper, Bettina Steinbrügge, René Zechlin.
Texts by Katy Deepwell, Sonja Eismann, Andrea Geyer, Toril Moi, Katharina Pühl, Sabine Schaschl-Cooper, Bettina Steinbrügge, Vera Tollmann, René Zechlin.

Published in collaboration with Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel; Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg; and Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.
published in 2008
bilingual edition (English / German)
16,5 x 23 cm (hardcover)
272 pages (37 color & 3 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905770-83-4
EAN : 9783905770834
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