Women as Witness: Documenting Silence, Resistance and Survival

Copyright Farzana Hossen
Announcing Women as Witness, a group exhibition co-curated by Qiana Mestrich and Zoraida Lopez, which unveils how women document resilience, resistance, and survival through photography. The exhibition will run from Saturday, September 12, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015 at TI Art Studios, 183 Lorraine Street, 3rd floor/Studio #93, Brooklyn, NY 11231 b/w Court St & Clinton St. Nearest subway: F/G to Smith & 9th Street.

The exhibition will also feature an opening reception and panel discussion on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00pm ET. Brooklyn Rail writer Jessica Holmes will moderate the panel. Gallery hours are by appointment on Fridays only - email womenaswitness[at]gmail[dot]com to make an appointment.

Featured Artists: Abbey Hepner, Cristina Santana, Doris Neidl, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Farzana Hossen, Heba Khalifa, Kathryn Shinko, Lola Flash, Maya Mackrandilal, Muriel Hasbun, Nona Faustine, Shervone Neckles, Sophia Dawson, Susanne Slavick, and Tallulah Schwartz. 

These women, who represent Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, and the USA, are documenting a range of issues including war, sexual violence, aging, environmental biohazards, the constraints of motherhood and more specifically, acid attacks against women and girls in Bangladesh. Together, they are using photography and photo-based art to reclaim and retell history in a manner that is both radical and necessary. 

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