Art Works for Change

http://www.artworksforchange.org/otbp_virtual.htm

Art Works for Change offers virtual walking tours of their exhibitions, as in the above link for Off the Beaten Path (2010) with artist contributions from 26 countries on Women and Violence.  In 2012, this will be extended to a focus on Africa.  A Yoko Ono print is featured in this exhibition along with an interview with her.  Sadly, there are no Canadian artists in the exhibition.  The Missing and Murdered Women associated with the Highway of Tears from Alberta to British Columbia comes to mind but the everyday violence and silencing of women’s voice, which features in this exhibition is the backdrop to the acts of violence that make headlines. 

I did not find any commentary on the title itself — Off the Beaten Path.  Kudos to those who chose this title — and its subtle ironies and double nuances around violence and making the hidden visible.

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~ by artpoped on August 19, 2011.

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