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John Jay College - Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery

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The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.
Sep 04-Nov 02
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, called ‘heroic acts’ by Susan Brownmiller. Curator: Monika Fabijanska. Opening Reception: Sep 12, 5:30-8:30pm. Symposium: Oct 3, 5-9pm.