Revolutionary Feminist Art' is a webpage dedicated to the early career of
the artist Monica Sjöö.
Although best known for her
later work as a 'goddess-feminist', as a young woman Sjöö was involved in
the anti-Vietnam, anarchist and Situationist movements.
In the late 60's, for
example, she was forcibly expelled from Italy after protesting against the
government there. She was also friends with people in controversial groups
like Black Mask (USA), King Mob (UK), and Baader Meinhoff (Germany).
Sjöö was born in Sweden but
spent most of her life in the UK, and is regarded by many as the UK's first
feminist artist. She certainly wrote the first manifesto of feminist art,
and was included in the first Womens Lib art exhibition.
After Sjöö died in
2005 her archive (papers, writings, correspondence etc) was put into storage
in St Austell, Cornwall. This is material taken from it, as part of research
for a book.