Performing Postfeminism: Escaping Identity Politics?

  • Heather Anderson Heather Anderson received her BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and her MA from the Joint Women's Studies Programme at Mount Saint Vincent University, Dalhousie University, and Saint Mary's University, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax. She is pursuing a curatorial practice in contemporary art.


Examining works by three artists, this article discusses whether their sensationalist strategies and transgressions reflect a postfeminist misrecognition of privilege and evasion of identity politics – or a third-wave feminist analysis of potential complicity in the very systems under critique.