Since 1999, the Hammer Museum's Hammer Projects series has furnished international and local artists with a laboratory-like environment to create new work or to present existing work in a new context. Published to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the series, this volume compiles all 80 of the projects featured so far--by artists including Amy Adler, Edgar Arceneaux, Fikret Atay, Walead Beshty, Paul Chan, Aaron Curry, Tara Donovan, Nathalie Djurberg, Tony Feher, Mark Grotjahn, Mark Handforth, Arturo Herrera, Elliott Hundley, Jim Isermann, Runa Islam, Jesper Just, Emma Kay, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Paul Morrison, Paul Pfeiffer, Hiraki Sawa, Simon Starling, Kaari Upson, Kara Walker, Phoebe Washburn, Pae White and Sun Xun--alongside texts by Hilton Als, Regine Basha, Aaron Betsky, Nayland Blake, Alex Farquharson, Russell Ferguson, Malik Gaines, Tim Griffin, Massimiliano Gioni, Dave Hickey, Vasif Kortun, Libby Lumpkin, Midori Matsui, Linda Norden, Raphael Rubinstein, Laurie Simmons, Dean Sobel, Ali Subotnick and Steven Vincent.
This book focuses on a selection of midcareer international artists whose oeuvres are informed by the legacies of feminist thought. Each artist adds to the feminist discourse, whether by reclaiming women's marginalized creative histories, using gender discrimination as a method of institutional critique or creating alternate research methodologies that confront patriarchal norms.The book includes sculpture, painting, video, installation and performance art, and features lesser-known projects or entirely new commissions that recast sociopolitical realities throughout the world. In addition to extensive illustrations, the book includes essays by Anne Ellegood and Connie Butler, curators and art historians whose practices have also been dedicated to a discussion of women's rights.Artists include: Leonor Antunes, Yael Bartana, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Candice Breitz, Shu Lea Cheang, Minerva Cuevas, Vaginal Davis, Every Ocean Hughes, Bouchra Khalili, Laura Lima, Teresa Margolles, Otobong Nkanga, Okwui Okpokwasili, Lara Schnitger and Beverly Semmes.