Reclaiming the Female Body in Art

For centuries male artists have depicted the female body and with this, in many ways, defined a prototype of the ideal beauty. Contemporary female artists are now reclaiming the female body and dispelling the notions that their male predecessors instilled. Explore artists from the 1970s to present day who challenged the norms of representation in an effort to give freedom to a new generation of women. In this session we will focus on artists such as Louise Bourgeois, The Gorilla Girls and Jenny Saville – all of whom have created depictions of the female body from the perspective of women, for an audience of both women and men.

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Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Educational MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.

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