New York - Chelsea Art Museum - UN-SCR-132524/02/2009
NEW YORK - CHELSEA ART MUSEUM - UN-SCR-1325
Opening: March 5, 2009 from 6 to 9 pm
The Chelsea Art Museum is pleased to present the group exhibition UN-SCR-1325, which brings works by eight Belgian artists together with works by eight American artists. Referencing the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the exhibition focuses on the position of women in global and local sociopolitical contexts. The artwork in the show critically addresses topics such as religion, sex, identity, trauma and war.
UN-SCR-1325, adopted in 2000, is the first resolution passed by the Security Council that comprehensively addresses the impact of war and conflict on women and women's contributions to conflict prevention as well as conflict resolution and sustainable peace efforts. The exhibition acknowledges the great importance and value of this resolution. Instead of being illustrations of a political declaration, the individual works examine critical moments of social and psychological defect and disruption. Rather than portraying women as victims, the artists of the exhibition present works that expose the resilient reactions of women to negligence, discrimination and intolerance.
Participating artists: Vanessa Albury, Claire Beckett, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jen DeNike, Kathleen Hanna & Becca Albee, Karin Hanssen, Kati Heck, Ann Veronica Janssens, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Marlene McCarty, Sofie Muller, Adrian Piper, Adie Russell, Leah Singer, Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Cindy Wright.
Curator: Jan Van Woensel
Assistant Curator: Vanessa Albury
March 6 - April 11, 2009
Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Yoko Ono, Snow Piece 1963, published in grapefruit 1964,
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