The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S
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October 12, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
860 Eleventh Avenue
Ground Floor
New York, NY

A tour of a groundbreaking exhibition The Un-Heroic Act:
of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art
in the U.S.
with a talk on the market of female artists, with
the exhibition curator, Monika Fabijanska, Associate member
of the Appraisers Association of America.

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. Often strikingly beautiful, these works are rarely shown or their true meaning is obscured. The curator’s research shows that rape constitutes one of central themes in women’s art, and the aim of the exhibition is to analyze its rich iconography in all mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video, film, new media, performance, and social practice.

Hyperallergic’s Hrag Vartanian Interviews Monika Fabijanska about the show

2 CE credits

FEE: $20 (Members & General Admission)

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Image: Suzanne Lacy, Three Weeks in May, 1977, paper, ink ©1977. Suzanne Lacy. Courtesy of the artist 

Monika Fabijanska is an art historian and independent curator
based in NYC, who specializes in women's art and feminist art.
She originatedthe idea and provided curatorial consulting
and institutional support for The Museum of Modern Art
acquisition and retrospective exhibition of the feminist sculptor
Alina Szapocznikow (2012); she consulted on WACK! Art in
the Feminist Revolution
with curator Connie Butler
(MoCA LA, 2007); and Global Feminisms with Maura Reilly
(Brooklyn Museum, 2007). She produced and co-organized
Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women’s Art in Poland
(SculptureCenter, NYC, 2003) with Aneta Szylak. She appraises
international post-war, contemporary, and emerging art. She is an
Associate member of the Appraisers Association of America,
and passed USPAP examination.


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