Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art: An International Contemporary Art
Off The Beaten Path curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg from Art Works For Change
Notes on Feeling curated by Elissa Auther
Opening Reception June 1, 2012
Members Reception: 6-7pm includes curatorial walk-through guided by Randy Rosenberg
Public Reception:7-10pm with performance by Susan Plum of Luz y Solidaridad
EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION & PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (Program Schedule Below)
RedLine is pleased to announce a traveling exhibition organized by Art Works For Change entitled Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art. This exhibit, which brings together the work of internationally known contemporary artists, fosters awareness of the problem of gender-based violence. Randy Rosenberg, curator of the Oakland-based organization Art Works for Change, will work in concert with Elissa Auther to coordinate the exhibit at RedLine. According to Rosenberg, the intent of the show is:
to promote awareness of gender-based violence; inspire the belief that communities can change a culture of violence; empower girls and women with respect to domestic violence, exploitation and discrimination; and address systems for broader social change.
Twenty-six artists will be curated in RedLine’s main exhibition space, with the addition of two adjacent shows in RedLine’s Project Space. The first of the two adjacent shows, Notes on Feeling, will feature Denver-based artists, RedLine’s Resident and Resource Artists, as well as RedLine’s Founder Laura Merage. The second show will be a solo exhibition by New York-based photographer Corinne-May Botz. This exhibition will include works from her recent photographic series The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death and Haunted Houses. In these works, Botz explores the dark side of domestic space through alluring photographs of dollhouse crime scene dioramas and real homes shared by residents and ghostly spirits.
All three shows will be thematically and aesthetically braided together by five themes: Violence and the Individual; Violence and the Family; Violence and the Community; Violence and Culture; Violence and Politics.
Participating Artists: Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art:
Marina Abramovic, Jane Alexander, Laylah Ali, Amnesty Sweden Campaign, Lise Bjorne Linnert, Louise Bourgeois, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Maimuna Ferozenana, Mona Hatoum, Yoko Inoue, International Rescue Committee, Jung JungYeob, Amal Kenawy, Myung Jin Kim, Hung Liu, Gabriela Morawetz, Wangechi Mutu, Miri Nishri, Yoko Ono, Susan Plum, Cima Rahmankhah, Joyce J. Scott, Fatou Kande Senghor, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, Miwa Yanagi.
Participating Artists: Notes on Feeling
Theresa Anderson, Serena Chopra, Lanny DeVuono, Françoise Duresse, Jennifer Jeannelle, Matt Jenkins, Bryan Leister, Laleh Mehran, Laura Merage, Gretchen-Marie Schaefer, Dylan Scholinski, Rebecca Vaughan, and Edie Winograde.
June 1 - Opening Reception (6-10pm): Members reception kicks off at 6pm with walk-through by curator Randy Rosenberg, which is soon followed by the public reception at 7pm with performance by Susan Plum of Luz y Solidaridad.
June 7 - An Evening of Art, Film and Inspiration 6-9pm: In celebration of courageous women and human rights activists in the developing world, please join American Jewish World Service in partnership with Redline Gallery and the Jewish Women's Fund of Colorado
Featured Guest Speaker AJWS President
and personal appearance by "Saving Face" director and producer
Hosted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by AJWS
Catering by Three Tomatoes
Featuring a private screening of the Academy Award winning documentary
Private docent tour of
"OFF THE BEATEN PATH: VIOLENCE, WOMEN AND ART"
Every year in Pakistan, many people — the majority of them women — are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. SAVING FACE chronicles the lives of Zakia and Rukhsana as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives. The women are supported by NGOs, sympathetic policymakers, and skilled doctors.
AJWS has partnered with grassroots organizations in Pakistan since 2005. In addition to providing emergency relief to women, religious and sexual minorities affected by the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods, AJWS has worked to promote women's rights and land rights. Our partners have empowered women to organize and access employment, built youth leadership and campaigned for land ownership.
June 8 - Reading & Reception with Aishah Shahidah Simmons (7pm): Award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, published writer, international lecturer, and activist. Ms. Simmons will read and discuss a selection from her published work. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and gratefully accepted.
June 15 - Public Poetry Reading (7-9pm): Poet Serena Chopra will read from her new manuscript Blood Ache and Blue Bird with the award-winning poet Julie Carr, whose book 100 Notes on Violence was an inspiration for the exhibition Notes on Feeling and Off The Beaten Path
About Art Works For Change
Art Works for Change produces contemporary art exhibitions to address social and environmental issues such as social justice, human rights, gender equity, and environmental sustainability. It uses the transformative power of art as a vehicle to promote dialogue and awareness; inspire action and thought; and address systems for social change. Art Works for Change is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Learn more about Art Works for Change by visiting artworksforchange.org or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exhibition would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Mile High United Way, Women’s College at The University of Denver, Gill Foundation, American Jewish World Service, The Women's Foundation of Colorado, Larry A. Mizel MDC/Richmond, David & Laura Merage Foundation, Dean Prina, GoFish, Three Tomatoes Catering, Street’s Hope, Philanthropiece, the Oak Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
Larry Mizel - MDC/Richmond
GoFish Dean Prina Colorado Women's Bar Association