January 22 – April 13, 2011
*Opening Reception: January 21, 5:30–7:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
The Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women is pleased to be a “Community Ally” for the exhibition Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art.
In this touring group exhibition, 29 contemporary artists from 25 countries address violence against women and their basic human right to safety, security and justice around the world. Featuring work by renowned artists such as Marina Abramovic, Laylah Ali, Yoko Ono, among others, the exhibition includes art that builds awareness, inspiration, and positive social change and action. Organized by Art Works for Change, the exhibition is curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg and will also be seen in Norway, Mexico, Switzerland, and South Africa, among other stops on its worldwide tour. The free public programming series for the exhibition considers the global and local impact of violence against women through discussions, panels, and performances co-organized by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media; Rape Victim Advocates; and The Voices and Faces Project.
Related Programs (all free and open to the public):
Opening Reception with performance by exhibition artist Susan Plum, Friday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30pm
A Special Performance of “Stories on Stage” short story reading, Thursday, February 17, 7:00pm
Art & Civic Engagement: An Artist Panel Discussion with exhibition artists Tuesday, March 8, 6:00pm
We Are the Stories We Tell: A Testimonial Writing Workshop (pre-registration required), March 26-27
Enemies of Silence: A Night of Poetry and Performance Friday, April 1, 7:00pm
The Bandana Project with Esperanza of Southern Poverty Law Center Friday, April 8, 12–3pm
For more information on the exhibition and programs: www.chicagoculturalcenter.org.