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Actress Ellen Barkin is no stranger to voicing her views about the abuse of power and gender-based violence in Hollywood and Washington. Yet, her tweet on January 18 caught more attention than usual when she spoke out against artist Carl Andre. Recalling an incident from her 20s when she was working as a waitress, Barkin detailed the terrifying ordeal and connected it to Andre’s alleged murder of his wife, artist Ana Mendieta. She ended her tweet thread with a hashtag: #BelieveWomen.
According to her tweet, Barkin was a 22-year-old waitress when she worked at a party for Andre. At some point, he became angry at her, shoving her then clasping his hands on her neck and lifting her off the ground. Barkin said it took three men to get him off of her. In a later response, she thanked the bouncer, the restaurant owner, and her boyfriend at the time as the men who helped get her safely away from Andre.
At the end of her initial tweet and the following response, Barkin connected the violence she survived at that party to the violence Mendieta might have suffered the night she allegedly fell out a window. “Years later Andre’s wife died ‘falling’ out of a window…,” she wrote. “There were signs of a violent fight, a woman screaming No! No! No!” Although Andre was accused of Mendieta’s death, he was eventually acquitted.
The tweet has been shared over 5,700 times since Barkin posted it on Saturday morning. Many of the replies to Barkin’s story agreed with her view that Andre was behind Mendieta’s death. Others tried sharing examples of Mendieta’s work so not to be overshadowed by the story of her death. A few users shared their own experiences of surviving harassment or assault when working as a waitress.
The University of Virginia researchers wrote that the data “provides compelling evidence that these symbols are associated with hate.”
We are waiting for spectacle and when the quotidian, yet incongruous actions occur I wonder whether there is any real payoff coming.
Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
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Starting Monday, readers can borrow one of 50 rare and out-of-print titles, mailed to them completely free of charge, from Saint Heron Library.
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These glowing, dynamic artworks reproduce something of Bosch’s chaotic energy, but on an immersive, multi-sensory scale.
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