Nancy Princenthal’s Unspeakable Acts delves into the links between violence and silence, art and terror, and how pioneering women made them into art.
Artists Who Have Addressed Sexual Trauma Since the 1970s
In Against Our Will, Vivien Green Fryd makes a convincing case for the need to examine artworks through the lens of sexual trauma, a violent reality that unfortunately spans across gender, ethnicity, race, and time.
A Healing Performance in the Face of Danger and Trauma
You Are Next to Me is a dense and complicated ongoing work that manages to be funny, human, and spontaneous, about interaction and healing in the face of very present danger and trauma.
Interactive Documentary on “Comfort Women” Asks You to Listen to Victims of Sexual Violence
Tiffany Hsiung’s The Space We Hold spotlights the stories of three women held in sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
Sunday Night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Doesn’t Endorse Rape
I think that there is ample justification for the disturbing scene in “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.”
In the Desert, a Vulture Spirit Follows a Trail of Femicide
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.
After Protesting Sexual Violence, Afghan Artist Forced into Hiding
An Afghan artist who enacted a performance against sexual molestation in a crowded Kabul marketplace has been forced into hiding, AFP reported.