Disposable: Ciudad Juarez and the War on Women
September 10-21, 2010
opening of a group show this Friday, September 10th from 6pm-8pm
at the Gallatin Galleries in NY.
Peggy Adam, Lina Palotta, Patricia Yossen, Hayden Dunham, Keith Miller, Tali Weinberg, Chris Nolan, Amia Yokoyama
"Since 1994 hundreds of women and young girls have been brutally raped and murdered in Ciudad Juarez and still hundreds more are missing. In the past three years the border city has also seen a brutal escalation of the drug war, with the cartels taking on the army and police and leaving more dead than in any other city in the world.
In Disposable: Ciudad Juarez and the War on Women, the artists have looked at these conditions with a close eye and through the lens of the femicide of the past 16 years, trying to make sense of the situation, call attention to global connections, and express the rage, frustration and pain along with solidarity for those working for justice and peace."
The piece below that is being contributed by the weaver Tali Weinberg is described...
--"The males have wings while it is the females whose bodies are crushed to extract their red dye. But red is also the color of the sun."-- is an interactive installation/performance referencing the maquiladoras (sweatshops), the violence against women they have fueled, and alternative modes of production and exchange. In addition to the opening, I will be at the gallery additiotnal hours weaving a blanket with yarn that I hand-dyed with cochineal (an insect-derived, natural red dye).