April 23, 2012
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What are the basic themes of your feminist art?

There was no such thing as feminist art until the early 1970s. In fact, some historians say that the first use of that term occurred in my journal in 1971. All I know is that after a decade of trying to rid my art of any hint of gender in order to be taken seriously as an artist, I was sick of pretending and decided to create a feminist art practice. The first step was the Fresno Feminist Art Program where I helped my students feel free to make art that openly drew upon their experiences as women. It would take 40 years before these works were understood.

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— Judy Chicago, "I was sick of pretending" - EXBERLINER.com