Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More art links for the Ecole Polytechnique Anniversary: Off the Beaten Path

Last week, I posted some information on the Guerilla Girls show at Galerie de l'UQAM, which includes a special-commission poster designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique shootings.

Recently, I stumbled across another exhibition related to these themes. It's not happening in Canada, but in San Diego—and while that's far, far away from the 49th parallel, there's luckily a virtual exhibition component that can give us points to reflect upon on this sad anniversary.

The show is called "Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art," and it includes a number of internationally known artists like Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Mona Hatoum and Wangechi Mutu. It was curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg for Art Works for Change, an Oakland nonprofit organized to "address social and environmental issues such as social justice, human rights, gender equity, and environmental sustainability."

The show opened at the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway, in June, and is at the University of California San Diego's art gallery to December 12. The exhibition then travels to Centro Cultural Tijuana in Mexico and Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico through to the end of summer 2010.

I'm really glad this exhibition has been put together--and that it has this virtual component available. Here's hoping it can exhibit a little closer to home in the future.

Image of Mona Hatoum's artwork from Art Works for Change

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