Tuesday, 15 May 2012

400 Women in Amsterdam

Detail of my painting of Maria de la Luz  for 400 Women

400 Women - now in the Sugar Factory in Amsterdam

Details for 400 Women in it's new site-specific space in Holland: Sugar City is a disused factory just outside Amsterdam.

Preview - 3rd May. 
Exhib. runs from the 4-17th May.
Sugar City Haarlemmerstraatweg 7, 1165 MJ Halfweg.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 – 17.00 hours, or by appointment.
The Sugar Factory in Amsterdam shows an exhibition of portraits of 400 women who have been murdered in the Mexican city Ciudad Juárez during the past 20 years. The British artist Tamsyn Challenger asked 200 international artists to draw portraits of each of these women, based on photos. According to Radio Netherlands Wordwide, "there is no satisfactory explanation for why such a large number of women are murdered in the Mexican city. The majority of victims are students and factory workers of 15 to 25 years old. In most cases, there are signs of sexual violence, abuse or torture."
The exibition is on from May 3-16.

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