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Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection

  • Looking at Ourselves Cover
  • Looking at Ourselves, Title Essay
  • Looking at Ourselves, plates 1-2
  • Looking at Ourselves, plates 11-12

Foreword by David A. Ross; essay by Daniela Salvioni

28 pages, 12 illustrations, 7 ¾ x 9 inches, hardcover

Published in 1999

Looking at Ourselves presents twenty-two works by women artists that display a keen awareness of the self in all its variations and explore what it is like to be female. A striking range of artistic strategies and thematic concerns are revealed. Works by Cindy Sherman and Janine Antoni deal with dismembered or fetishized parts of the body; Jenny Holzer and Cady Noland focus on the psychological and sociological aspects of gender discourse. Daring, aggressive, and self-reflective, the pieces in this book illuminate what Daniela Salvioni identifies, in her introductory essay, as a paradigmatic shift in contemporary art toward a simultaneous expansion and recognition of female artists.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Looking at Ourselves: Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (January 9–April 20, 1999)

ISBN 9780918471529 (hardcover)

Looking at Ourselves

Works by Women Artists from the Logan Collection

January 9—April 20, 1999

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