OFF THE BEATEN PATH: VIOLENCE, WOMEN AND ART
An international, contemporary art exhibition, organized by Art Works for Change
Coming soon to South Africa in September 2013.
On view at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
September 8 – November 17, 2013
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Artisa multimedia, international contemporary art exhibition that features works by world-class artists to promote awareness of the root causes of violence against women. The exhibition promotes empathy for women’s stories, fosters a dialogue about the pervasiveness of violence against women, and inspires the belief that women and girls can be empowered with new behavioral choices. The power of the exhibition is that it combines the highest integrity of art and artists with important messaging and storytelling.
"Throughout the world, women and girls are victims of countless and senseless acts of violence," says Randy Jayne Rosenberg, executive director of Art Works for Change, and the exhibition'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 has traveled worldwide since 2009, and is also available online. Off the Beaten Path is supported by the Oak Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
Participating artists include Marina Abramovic; Jane Alexander; Louise Bourgeois; Lise Bjorne Linnert; Maria Campos-Pons; Patricia Evans; Maimuna Feroze-Nana; Mona Hatoum; Icelandic Love Corp; Yoko Inoue; Jung Jung Yeob; Amal Kenawy; Hung Liu; Almagul Menlibayeva; Gabriela Morawetz; Wangechi Mutu; Miri Nishri; Yoko Ono; Cecilia Paredes; Susan Plum; Cima Rahmankhah; Jaune Quick-to-See Smith; Masami Teraoka; Hank Willis Thomas; Miwa Yanagi and the AWARE/OWARE project.
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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