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How Contemporary Female Artists Are Grappling with Sexual Violence in Their Work

Curator Monika Fabijanska talks about her exhibition The Un-Heroic Act, and arts journalist Barbara Pollack chats about her new book on an emerging generation of Chinese contemporary artists.

Suzanne Lacy’s “Three Weeks in May Recreation” (1977) is featured in the upcoming exhibition curated by Monika Fabijanska and titled The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the US (©1977 Suzanne Lacy, courtesy of the artist)

In this episode, I talk to curator Monika Fabijanska about her important fall exhibition The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the US, opening this September at the Shiva Gallery at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She believes sexual violence is unfortunately one of the most common themes in the art of contemporary female artists and she focuses on the work of US-based artists in particular. 

Then we speak to arts journalist Barbara Pollack, who has a new book on the emerging generation of Chinese contemporary artists. Titled Brand New Art from China: A Generation on the Rise, the book — her third on the topic — is published by I. B. Tauris and focuses on 55 artists from the new generation.

This and more in our current episode of our weekly Art Movements podcast.

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