This transnational volume examines innovative women artists who were from, or worked in, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sapmi, and Sweden from the emergence of modernism until the feminist movement took shape in the 1960s.
The book addresses the culturally specific conditions that shaped Nordic artists' contributions, brings the latest methodological and feminist approaches to bear on Nordic art history, and engages a wide international audience through the contributors' subject matter and analysis. Rather than introducing a new history of "rediscovered" women artists, the book is more concerned with understanding the mechanisms and structures that affected women artists and their work, while suggesting alternative ways of constructing women's art histories. Artists covered include Else Alfelt, Pia Arke, Franciska Clausen, Jessie Kleemann, Hilma af Klint, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Greta Knutson, Aase Texmon Rygh, Hannah Ryggen, Juliana Sveinsdottir, Ellen Thesleff, and Astri Aasen.
The target audience includes scholars working in art history, cultural studies, feminist studies, gender studies, curatorial studies, Nordic studies, postcolonial studies, and visual studies.