We are honored to have been included alongside fifteen incredible artists in an exhibition called 16 Days of Activism 2020: Connect, Care, Create: Healing Collective Trauma Through Art through the NYC Mayor’s Department to End Domestic and Gender-Based violence. This is a three-year running annual showcase of artists or art organizations from New York City that have shown commitment to healing trauma from gender-based violence.
This event is in observance of a global campaign that seeks to bring light and healing to the gender-based violence epidemic. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence was spawned in response to the activism of three sisters who attempted to resist the oppressive dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960. While these women were killed in pursuit of their feminist agenda, the movement carries on their goals to freedom from oppressive patriarchy. What started as an International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women became amended into a 16-day movement as of 1991 and is extended to the various forms of violence against women that occurs today.
This year, escaping and healing from trauma has new barriers due to the isolation from the COVID 19 pandemic. With that in mind, many of the displays address the additional challenges that COVID 19 has led women to bear at the interpersonal and institutional levels. Their topics span from the visceral first experience with violence, to expressions of gratitude in finding serenity and healing.
We invite you to look through the 2020 Exhibit Reel below to see htE and other inspiring works on display! All exhibiting artists, and more information can be found at https://escapeartistscollective.com/16days2020/