This exhibit is an art project by Hey Baby! Art Against Sexual Violence, commissioned by the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. This collection was first showcased at the Consortium's "soft launch" in November 2017 at the UA. The works in the collection represent varied perspectives on gender-based violence, and reflect not only on specific acts of harm—from sexual assault to gender-based hate crimes—but also on the complex, often ambiguous emotional, cultural, and corporeal landscapes that make up the larger spectrum of violence. The topics range from ruptures and wounds that result from sexual and domestic violence, to the ways in which overlapping forms of oppression make certain bodies more vulnerable to various forms of harm, including the attitudes and everyday experiences that constitute and contribute to misogyny. The self in relation to violence is a consistent theme throughout; the works explore how subjectivity can be both punctured by and also separate or liberated from, violence, so that there can be laughter and joy even as one mourns the loss of a self that can never be fully recovered.
February 12, 2018, 7:00 am to March 30, 2018, 7:00 pm