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Woman: Self Portrait

Kashya Hildebrand
531 West 25th Street, 212-366-5757
June 1 - July 1, 2006
Reception: Thursday, June 1, 6 - 8 PM
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Participating Artists: Shirin Aliabadi, Michal Chelbin, Christina Dallas, Dalit Gurevich, Naomi Harris, Erika Harrsch, Tiina Itkonen, Adela Leibowitz, Lynne Marie, Leemour Pelli, Astari Rasjid, Julieta Schildknecht, Ginna Triplett, Patricia Von Ah, Sonja Wyss, Amanda Salzman, Gabrielle Senza

On June 15 at 6:30pm there will be an artist talk by Erika Harrsch, followed by Danielle Knafo, a psychoanalyst, who will give a lecture: “Revelations and Rage – Violence against women in the work of Women Artists”. This lecture is an overview of women’s art that has dealt with the subject of violence against women. This art is divided into three categories: external violence (e.g murder, rape), home (e.g domestic violence, incest, and marriage as a violent institution), and violence against the self (e.g masochism, eating disorders etc). Each category is discussed from a psychological and and artistic perspective. Multiple examples illustrate the ways women artists have employed their art to express their feelings, to educate the public, and to heal and empower themselves in an attempt to cope with and overcome traumatic experiences related to violence committed against them.
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