By the early 1980s, the feminist, civil rights, and gay rights movements had drawn attention to the ways that bodies are represented. For many artists, the body became a critical as well as a vexed point of focus. Some imbued their work with a sense of action, drawing on experimental performance and dance practices. Others made use of images from media and advertising or utilized easily available products. This gallery includes many works in which the body merges with inanimate objects, forming a psychologically charged hybrid symbolic of a pervasive consumer culture.
- MoMA, Floor 2, 203
30 works online
Barbara KrugerAmerican, born 194529 exhibitions, 42 works online
Laurie SimmonsAmerican, born 194919 exhibitions, 25 works online
Senga NengudiAmerican, born 19439 exhibitions, 6 works online
Joan SemmelAmerican, born 19322 exhibitions, 3 works online
Terry DennettBritish, 1938–20181 exhibition, 13 works online
- There are 9 artists in this collection gallery online.