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Arts, Women in the (21st Century Overview)

In the current patriarchal system of hierarchies for capital gain, art by woman embodies their physical, social, political, environmental, psychological, and emotional state. The first decade of the 21st century for women artists is a culture of global interaction with much disparity among women's circumstances. Some women artists assume a deliberate turn to self-determination, while others work to expose the economic, political, and social limits experienced in a particular time and place.

War, poverty, illness, and the global warming have raged in the first decade in the new millennium. Globally, issues of significance to women visual artists include sexuality, domestic violence and rape, disenfranchisement, and poverty. Activist art by women in the 21st century take up these concerns and others. Cyberfeminist artists with a do-it-yourself (DIY) ...

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