Oct 22- Dec 16: Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art

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Date: September 24, 2017 — December 16, 2011
Categories: Exhibitions & Presentations

Global Art Show Inspires

New Perspective on Violence Against Women

“Off the Beaten Path” Comes to New Orleans October 22 through December 16, 2011

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, September 20, 2011 — Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, a touring group exhibition produced and curated by Art Works for Change, will be on view at two venues in New Orleans as part of the Prospect 2 programming. The exhibition brings artists from around the world to explore the many dimensions of violence against women and girls from a global perspective through their artwork.

 

“Throughout the world, women and girls are victims of countless and senseless acts of violence,” says Randy Jayne Rosenberg, executive director of the nonprofit group Art Works for Change and the show’s curator. “The range of gender-based violence is devastating, occurring, quite literally, from womb to tomb. It occurs in every segment of society, regardless of class, ethnicity, culture, or whether the country is at peace of war.” Premised on the visionary potential in art, the works on view present a myriad of responses to the issue at a subtle, more personal level derived from unique and individual experiences and cultural points of view.

 

The exhibition, parts of which will be shown at The Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), will be celebrated with a special performance of Luz y Solidaridad by “Off the Beaten Path” artist, Susan Plum, a work that depicts a healing for the missing women and girls in Juarez, Mexico. This performance will take place at the Lavin-Bernick Center at 8:15pm on October 27th, on the campus of Tulane University. Other community-based programming will be announced through our host venues and partners.

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Agency Voluntaire; Laylah Ali; Louise Bourgeois; Global Crescendo Project; Icelandic Love Corp; Yoko Inoue; Hung Liu; Miri Nishri; Yoko Ono; Susan Plum; Elisabeth Sunday; Fatou Kande Senghor and Miwa Yanagi.

 

“Off the Beaten Path” will run in New Orleans through December 16, 2011, then travel to Denver; Paris; Cape Town; Johannesburg; and Incheon, Korea.

 

ABOUT ART WORKS FOR CHANGE

Art Works for Change (AWFC) is a non-profit organization that produces traveling contemporary art exhibitions addressing some of the most pressing social issues facing the global community, such as social justice, human rights, gender equity and environmental sustainability. Through its partnerships with museums, advocacy and educational organizations, AWFC utilizes the transformative power of art to foster social change by promoting awareness and provoking dialogue and action in communities.

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