Feminist art and feminist fashion are very different, I think, so I will address this in two parts. Feminist art is important as a political tool, but I also think there is a history of art made by women being branded as feminist by default. Is it necessarily feminist to simply talk about your experience when it just happens to be that you are a woman?
I’m not sure if all discussions around, say, menstruation, or birth, or the experiences of individual trans artists should be immediately thought to be political – there should be freedom for people from oppressed communities to make art that is purely about them as individuals, rather than to have the responsibility of representing their entire communities be put upon them if they don’t want that.
There needs to be a greater discussion of what constitutes feminism and feminist art, as it does a disservice to both activists who make a conscious effort to disrupt the status quo, and more introspective artists whose work documents their individual experiences but is treated as political and universal.