In protest of femicide, the artists painted over portraits of all-male historical figures hanging in the National Human Rights Commission.
As femicide rates continue to rise in the country, there’s more to consider than just the surface-level gesture of #womensupportingwomen.
The moving results will soon be on view in a virtual gallery by California’s Social and Public Art Resource Center.
The names, painted on International Women’s Day, were scrubbed away around 24 hours later.
Rubén Ortiz Torres gathered decommissioned patrol vehicles damaged in altercations with cartels and then bathed them in midnight blue and millennial pink.
Artists are rallying in the wake of Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre’s murder, with an artist collective asking that people all over the world take to the streets to protest their member’s death tomorrow, January 25.
Dozens of breastfeeding mothers gathered at Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art in protest of discriminatory regulations, while the Angel of Independence monument was vandalized with feminist graffiti and crocheted hearts.
Alone amid cacti, barbed wire, and phone lines, she is looking for something. The figure raises her rake — which seems like half claw, half witch’s broom — above her head, then returns to it to the sand.