The role of women in making art and the agency of the overly-represented female body
in artistic practices have been crucial debates in twentieth-century Western feminism and beyond.
In particular, it was in the wake of the second wave of feminism, with the emergence of poststructuralism
and deconstruction, and the postmodern turn that critical assessments of the arts
started claiming back female spaces and voices in the midst of a still largely patriarchal artistic