Unmarked Evidence Art Exhibition on Gender-Based Violence

March 31, 2018

The Consortium commissioned Hey Baby! Art Against Sexual Violence to create an art project and installation entitled, “Unmarked Evidence.”

 

In Spring 2018, the Consortium commissioned Hey Baby! Art Against Sexual Violence to create an art project and installation entitled, “Unmarked Evidence.” This collection was first showcased at the Consortium’s “soft launch” in November 2017 at the University of Arizona and remained on exhibit at the Health Sciences Library.

The closing reception was held on March 29, 2018, with performance art by Kate Ramlow Meyer, slam poetry by Leilani Clark, and a visual presentation by Glenda and Jesse Drew from UC, Davis. The show was curated by artist and curator Manuel Abril. 

 

"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." –Amalia C. Mora, Consortium on Gender-Based Violence