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400 Women

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400 Women
Curated by: Ellen Mara De Wachter

380 Old Street
London EC1V 9LT
United Kingdom
December 11th, 2010 - December 11th, 2010
Opening: November 12th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://76.12.250.57/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
shoreditch, hoxton
EMAIL:  
frontdoor@shoreditchtownhall.org.uk
PHONE:  
(020) 7739 6176
TAGS:  
mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

This ambitious project was conceived by artist Tamsyn Challenger in response to the brutal murder and rape of more than 400 women over a decade in the US border town of Ciudad Juárez and the region of Chihuahua in Mexico. Some 200 exceptional artists have each painted one of the murdered women, confronting us with and safeguarding in our memory the dead and disappeared. The exhibition raises important questions about the capacity of art to represent tragedy and commemorate the dead, as well as the potential for art to affect an audience and the collective nature of grief. The exhibition is curated by Ellen Mara De Wachter, a curator and writer based in London.