The radical feminist practice of the Italian art historian, art critic, poet, and feminist Carla Lonzi (19311982) and its potential relationship to both historical and contemporary art practices offers the contextual framework for the publication Deculturalize. Lonzis recurring demand for deculturizzazione, echoed in the books title, is based on her proclamation that womens inclusion in society must be understood as a constant colonization. Their ensuing impotence, lack of history, lack of culture and insignificance can thus only be abolished through the establishment of an unexpected (female) subjectivation. Rather than continuing to be the object of historical-social power dynamics, women must become the subject of their own life practices through their continuous withdrawal from (patriarchal) norms. The books authors explore if and to what degree Lonzis radical feminist approach is based on art terms and concepts, or historical or contemporary art practices. The motivation was the exhibition Doing Deculturalization, presented at Museion, Bolzano, in 2019, and the related desire to address the (historically ambivalent) relationship between (Italian) female art and the formation of feminist theory. Essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Laura Iamurri, Marco Scotini and Elvira Vannini, and Giovanna Zapperi focus on this by analyzing works by women artists whose practices are related to Lonzis deculturizzazione concept. The contributions by artists Claire Fontaine, Ariane Müller, Margherita Morgantin (in conversation with Lia Cigarini) and Suzanne Santoro (in conversation with Ilse Lafer) present specific reflections on Lonzis feminist legacy, which is always related to the individual artists own artistic-feminist practice. Juxtaposed with these are philosophical and analytical concepts developed by Marc Rölli and Annarosa Buttarelli, who reconstruct Lonzis theory of deculturizzazione based on its historical reference points and update it for the present.