The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.

When 4 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Where The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
860 Eleventh Avenue (btw 58th & 59th Street)
New York, NY 10019
United States
Enquiry (212) 237-1439

curated by Monika Fabijanska

opening reception: September 12, 5:30-8:30 PM
symposium: October 3, 5-9 PM in the Moot Court, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Un-Heroic Act is a concentrated survey of works by a diverse roster of artists representing three generations which aims to fill a gap in the history of art, where the subject of rape has been represented by countless historical depictions by male artists, called ‘heroic acts’ by Susan Brownmiller. The curator’s research shows that rape constitutes one of central themes in women’s art, and the aim of the exhibition is to analyze its rich iconography in all mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video, film, new media, performance, and social practice. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.

ARTISTS: Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Suzanne Lacy, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Carolee Thea, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Kathleen Gilje, Angela Fraleigh, Natalie Frank, Jennifer Karady, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Andrea Bowers, Ada Trillo, Kara Walker, Roya Amigh, Naima Ramos-Chapman, Bang Geul Han, and Guerrilla Girls BroadBand.

Photo courtesy of the organizer/s.

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