Cover for Witch Hunt
Hammer Museum
Witch Hunt
Sixteen international artists at the forefront of feminism.
By Connie Butler and Anne Ellegood. Foreword by Ann Philbin. Contributions by Vanessa Arizmendi, Ana Briz, Nika Chilewich, and Jamillah James
Designed by Jessica Fleischmann, Still Room
Published 2021 | ISBN: 9781942884750

This book focuses on a selection of midcareer international artists whose oeuvres are informed by the legacies of feminist thought. Each artist adds to the feminist discourse, whether by reclaiming women’s marginalized creative histories, using gender discrimination as a method of institutional critique or creating alternate research methodologies that confront patriarchal norms.

The book includes sculpture, painting, video, installation and performance art, and features lesser-known projects or entirely new commissions that recast sociopolitical realities throughout the world. In addition to extensive illustrations, the book includes essays by Anne Ellegood and Connie Butler, curators and art historians whose practices have also been dedicated to a discussion of women’s rights.

Artists include: Leonor Antunes, Yael Bartana, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Candice Breitz, Shu Lea Cheang, Minerva Cuevas, Vaginal Davis, Every Ocean Hughes, Bouchra Khalili, Laura Lima, Teresa Margolles, Otobong Nkanga, Okwui Okpokwasili, Lara Schnitger and Beverly Semmes.