5.11.2010

Juarez Murders

Ni Una Mas

UPDATE: IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2010, 34 WOMEN HAVE BEEN REPORTED MISSING, ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE FOR THE NORTHERN ZONE IN JUAREZ.


Ni Una Mas is a powerful Drexel University-wide collaboration of academic, student and institutional departments intended to raise awareness about gender violence and, in particular, crimes against women in the Mexican bordertown of Juarez. The cornerstone of Ni Una Mas is an art exhibition featuring over 70 works of art by twenty international artists, including Yoko Ono, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Irish activist painter Brian Maguire and local artists Arlene Love and Jen Blazina. Work of noted forensic artist and Philadelphia native Frank Bender will also be included in the exhibition. Ni Una Mas will demonstrate to students and the Philadelphia region that art can be a force for social change.
The exhibition will run May 15th — July 16th at the site of the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St.). An opening reception and tour of the exhibition will take place at the gallery following ARTMARCH from 5-7 PM, Saturday, May 15th.

The above text is the official text from the show... a good effort for sure. The situation in Juarez is atrocious and I hope these events at Drexel help raise awareness. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you ever read the novels? there are two (at least two) chicana novels about this... i'd love to know what you think!