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"From Silence to a Scream: The Visual Representation of Women’s Trauma"
An "Art in Context Lecture
March 10 | 6 p.m. on Zoom
With Heather Sincavage, MFA, Exhibition CuratorAs a rule, visual art movements mirror societal attitudes, whether it be the anxiety of war,economic strife, or civil unrest. Even as artists push new ideas to the forefront, they cannot help but reflect the times. For centuries, women were subjects to be depicted, seldom the ones to speak and be heard. Because of this, gender roles depicted in artwork were images a woman should model oneself after, and the creators of such images were almost exclusively men.
Curator of Brutal Beauty and Director of the Sordoni Gallery, Heather Sincavage will discuss how art history normalized violence against women. Tracing images through hundreds of years, society informed how we viewed and understood gender. Over time, women artists have challenged, at their own expense, the silence society conditioned for their behavior. Artistic practice provides a structure to process trauma but not a cure for disease caused by it. Now in the era of #MeToo, women artists lead, using their practice, toward accountability, hoping to eradicate violence altogether.
"Art in Context" Discussion
Featuring Martha Posner, artist, & Amy Arbus, photographer on their collaboration
March 24 | 6 p.m. on ZoomMartha Posner and Amy Arbus’ photo and mixed media collaboration keeps the #MeToo dialogue going. The two artists will discuss an installation of Amy's photographs of women wearing Martha's handwritten garments. Inspired by women everywhere, the project pairs art and the female experience, bringing awareness to stories that need to be seen and heard.
Amy Arbus is a native New Yorker known for her style feature, On The Street, which ran in The Village Voice from 1980-1990. Her photographs have been published in her five books and in hundreds of periodicals such as New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine. Her photographs are in the collections of The National Theater in Norway, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.