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The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.
Start Date: 9/21/2018Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 11/2/2018End Time: 6:00 PM

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The Un-Heroic Act
is a concentrated survey of works by a diverse roster of artists representing three generations – and including Jenny Holzer, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Yoko Ono, and Kara Walker – 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. What makes women’s works radically different is the focus not on the action or drama, but on the lasting psychological devastation of the victim: her suffering, silence, shame, and loneliness. 

More information at the Shiva Gallery website
The Un-Heroic Act
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Three Weeks in May Recreation, 2014
Paper, ink ©1977 Suzanne Lacy. Courtesy of the artist
Documenting Three Weeks in May by Christina Sanchez
Video, 8:41 min ©2012 Suzanne Lacy. Courtesy of the artist

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