03/16/2013 09:20 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Women's History Month Artists: Celebrating WHM With Carolee Schneemann As The Three Of Spades

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we're rolling out a new key player in the art world with a playing card... Get it? Print them out for your own amazing (although probably a bit flimsy) card deck or use them to stay fresh on your favorite women in art.


carolee schneeman

WHO: Carolee Schneemann

WHAT: Schneemann is a multi-disciplinary artist whose performance pieces exploded taboos surrounding sexuality, gender and the body. One of her most famous pieces is an erotic rite entitled "Meat Joy," celebrating flesh of all kinds-- including raw fish, chickens, sausages, wet paint, transparent plastic and paper. Fluctuating between the erotic, playful and grotesque, the performance merged the sacred and the profane in a revolutionary fashion.

WHERE: Hear Schneemann discuss her unorthodox feminist performances on ARTFORUM.

WHY: Why tell you when we can show you? If you couldn't tell from the description, "Meat Joy" is NSFW.

See more of our playing cards in the slideshow below:

Women's History Month Artists

Image credit: Front: Schneemann with photo collage, 2011, photo credit: Marielle Nitoslawska
Back: Body Collage, 1968 photo credit: Michael Benedikt