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Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel: Three Case Studies in Impossible Times

Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel: Three Case Studies in Impossible Times conceptual, minimalist, and pop art--actively discouraged anything such as women's art or indeed feminist art. Dekel: Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel 111 Thus, Israeli artistic production deriving from feminist ideology was limited in presence and resonance during the 1970s, perceived by the local Israeli art scene as "anecdotal." This is undoubtedly due to key persons who were unfavorable to the movement and its aims. Nonetheless, the reasons for its lack of acceptance must not be understood solely in terms of the conditions of the local art scene, but rather seen within a wider cultural environment and various broader circumstances. Although it is beyond the scope of this article to present the development of the feminist movement in Israel as whole, one should bear in mind that the feminist movement, which flourished in the United States and Europe in the 1970s, was not easily transplanted into the young state of Israel (established in 1948). The unique conditions in Israel, including the pioneering collective institution of the kibbutz, which proclaimed equality between the sexes, and the dominant role of the army, to which women were also conscripted, created the impression, or rather the illusion, that women in Israel http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel: Three Case Studies in Impossible Times

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies , Volume 33 (2) – Aug 18, 2012

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conceptual, minimalist, and pop art--actively discouraged anything such as women's art or indeed feminist art. Dekel: Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel 111 Thus, Israeli artistic production deriving from feminist ideology was limited in presence and resonance during the 1970s, perceived by the local Israeli art scene as "anecdotal." This is undoubtedly due to key persons who were unfavorable to the movement and its aims. Nonetheless, the reasons for its lack of acceptance must not be understood solely in terms of the conditions of the local art scene, but rather seen within a wider cultural environment and various broader circumstances. Although it is beyond the scope of this article to present the development of the feminist movement in Israel as whole, one should bear in mind that the feminist movement, which flourished in the United States and Europe in the 1970s, was not easily transplanted into the young state of Israel (established in 1948). The unique conditions in Israel, including the pioneering collective institution of the kibbutz, which proclaimed equality between the sexes, and the dominant role of the army, to which women were also conscripted, created the impression, or rather the illusion, that women in Israel

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Aug 18, 2012

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