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Feminist Art Topics
Artworks on 30 Topics

30. Memorials/Monuments

29. Questioning Nationalism

28. Relationships/Between You and Me

27. Confronting Racism

26. War/Conflict

25. Migration

24. Maps, Borders and Cultural geography

23. Land/Landscape

22. Ecology/Ecofeminism

21. Rooms

20. A House

19. Rape/Violence against women

18. Images of/about women from history

17. Women at Work

16. Cleaning/Maintenance Work

15. Food/Cooking

14. Artists' Parents/Grandparents

13. Marriage/Weddings

12. Masquerade/Mask

11. Mannequin/Puppet/Automaton/Cyborg

10. A/The Dress

9. Nude/Naked

8. Ecstatic Bodies

7. Old Age

6. Motherhood/Mothers/Child-rearing

5. Conception/Pregnancy/Childbirth

4. Menstruation/Abortion

3. Girls

2. Images of the phallus

1. Core imagery, vaginas and vulvas

Artworks by women artists on 30 topics
related to Feminism and Contemporary Art

Introduction

About this topic: Migration

These works focus on women artists' views of the problems of migrants. Women's experiences as migrants and refugees are also important in these works. The different experiences of women in migration debates are often overlooked or not considered. Very different forms of migration across the world are considered by these women in relation to women migrants' journeys, marriages, state policy towards them in their home and host countries, the global movement of labour, issues of safety and refuge.

  1. Chila Kumari Burman (UK) Convenience Not Love  (1986 - 1987) colour silkscreen and laser print. Diptych.  86.4 x 264.2 cm      see Rina Arya Chila Kumari Burman (KT press, 2013)


  2. Zarina Bhimji (UK) She loved to breathe - Pure silence (1987) installation with images sandwiched in plexiglass, latex gloves, spices      


  3. Hung Liu (USA) Reading Room (1988) installation on history of Chinese immigration to the USA, Chinatown, San Francisco      


  4. Chantal Akermann (France) From the East (D'Est) (1993) 35mm film, colour, sound      


  5. Yong Soon Min (USA) DMX Xing (1994) multimedia installation, walled space enclose glass panels with photographs, text on postwar experiences of SouthEast Asian refugees to USA      


  6. Frances Hegarty (Ireland, UK) Gold (1995) 3 screen video /audio installation (Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco)      


  7. Imelde Cajipe Endaya (USA) Filipina: DH (1995) installation with found objects and plaster-bonded textiles, projected images, text and sound      


  8. Carrie Mae Weems (USA) From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried  (1995 - 1996) 33 toned prints      


  9. Lisl Ponger (Austria) Passagen / Passages (1996) film, video      


  10. Mali Wu (Taiwan) Collective Dreams (1996) 4000-5000 paper boats on which people wrote their wishes, dreams. The works were collected in the gallery and then floated out to sea. Part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival of 1996.      


  11. Vera Frenkel (Canada) Transit Bar (1997) installation of a working bar, with video/TV, newspapers      


  12. Sue Williamson (South Africa) Messages from the Moat (1997) installation with 1500 glass bottles, net, suspended over a trench     Iziko, South African National Gallery, Capetown 


  13. Penny Siopis (South Africa) My Lovely Day (1997) film presented as installation      


  14. Maria Magdalena Campus Pons (Cuba, USA) Spoken Softly with Mama (1998) installation, embroidered silk and organza over ironing boards with photographic transfers, embroidered cotton sheets, cast glass irons and trivets, wooden benches, six projected video tracks, stereo sound   National Gallery of Canada  


  15. Kim Soo-ja (Korea, USA) A Needle Woman (1999) video installation, produced in different cities and versions      


  16. Ann-Sofi Siden (Sweden) Warte mal! Prostitution after the Velvet Revolution (2000) video installation      


  17. Yasmine Kabir (Bangladesh) My Migrant Soul (2000) video      


  18. Emily Jacir (Palestine, USA) Where we come from (2001 - 2003) photos and text panels      


  19. Hito  Steyerl (Germany) November (2004) video      


  20. Yin Xuizhen (China) Portable Cities (2004) suitcases with interiors rebuilt      


  21. Roshini Kempadoo (UK) Ghosting (2004) digital photography, video project on Carribean histories      


  22. Ursula Biemann (China) Sahara Chronicle (2006 - 2007) video      


  23. Ha Cha Youn (Korea, France, Germany) Balade dan Paris (2006) photographs, video showing plastic bags, cart of homeless      


  24. Lania Joriege (Lebanon) A Journey (2006) video 41 min     


  25. Luz Maria Sanchez (Mexico) 2487: Giving Voice in Diaspora (2006) stereo installation from an 8-channel sound piece, names of people killed on US/Mexico border   website for work  


  26. Berni Searle (South Africa) Seeking Refuge (2008) video  5' 56"     


  27. Stephanie Syjuco (Phillipines, USA) The Counterfeit Crochet Project (Critique of a Political Economy) (2008) mixed media installation of crocheted brand name luxury goods      


  28. Tintin Wulia (Indonesia) (Re)Collection of Togetherness  (2008 - 2014) passports, video work, presented in different stages at different exhibitions      


  29. Yael Bartana (Israel) And Europe will Be Stunned… (2009 - 2011) 3 films, presented together, Polish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2011      


  30. Jane Jin Kaisen (Korea, Denmark) The Woman, The Orphan and the Tiger (2010) video 72 min     


  31. Jenny Polak (USA) The No-Place: Attic Access Hiding Unit (2010) site specific installation, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York