Art Works for Change

I just looked through the fantastic Art Works for Change’s virtual exhibition, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art.

Eve Sussman's "Rape of the Sabine Women"

This exhibit includes the work of 28 contemporary women artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, and Marina Abramovic. Addressing the issues of violence against girls and women around the globe, this exhibit uses the work of well known and respected artists to raise awareness of discrimination, domestic violence, and the exploitation of the female gender around the world. The range of which, in the curators own words, is “devastating, occurring, quite literally, from womb to tomb”. This exhibition aims to encourage women and men to stand up for social change.

The exhibit groups artwork into pieces that address Violence and the Individual, Violence and the Family, Violence and the Community, Violence and Culture, and Violence and Politics (As well as providing a helpful page of links to organizations addressing violence against women at the closing of the virtual tour).

Mona Hatoum's "Palestine Over My Dead Body" (2006)

The work can currently be seen at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum in Atlanta until September 9, and will travel to other locations after that.

It only takes around ten minutes to read through and view the images in the exhibit, more than worth the little time it takes! Click through to see it for yourself here.

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