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Tirsdag-fredag: 12-17
Lørdag-søndag: 12-16
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Exhibits


DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT

Lise Bjørne Linnert
DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT

21 August - 5 October 2008

Workshops Tuesday 26th August and Tuesday 9th September 7pm to 9pm

Download invitation to workshop (pdf)

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent is a political art project related to women’s fight against abuse, femicides and human trafficking. Through a traditional female activity: embroidery, people globally are invited to engage, protest and show solidarity with the fight against abuse. As an example of this worldwide issue, the critical situation in Juarez, a city on the border of USA and Mexico is presented. In this city close to 600 women have been found tortured, abused and murdered and hundreds have disappeared, suspected kidnapped to trafficking.

So far, in this embroidery project, 700 people in 22 countries have participated. Each participant embroiders the name of one murdered woman from Juarez onto 2x8cm nametags. To remember women worldwide experiencing similar abuse, each participant also embroider unknown in his or her own language and alphabet.

The project will be shown in gallery Soft as a room installation where the project’s global engagement will be addressed. The exhibition room will, during the period of showing, be an arena where the viewer is invited to enter the work through various forms of activities: embroidery workshops, presentations and artist talk

“Each women of Juarez is considered, and this, by only one embroiderer. More than one thousand « face to face » took place to this day:  silent, intimate and meditative dialogs, which happened in workshops that were created only in order to be part of this project. All these meetings, real and symbolic, allow the realization of a piece which tells us to what extent every life counts: wherever we live, whoever we are, we all belong to mankind. The use of embroidery (in a very simple way, with no previous knowledge required) and not of any « artistic » skillfulness contributes to give sense to the project, by emphasizing trivial, daily, “insignificant » gestures which are, though, at the origin of any human creation.”
Anne Clerget , Paris, France

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