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Re-imagining femicide through feminist public art in Mexico and the UK
October 31, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmfree
About this event
In 2021, Mexican feminist art collective Las Iluministas and UK-based Pink Collar Gallery teamed up to launch the RE:Imagine project, inviting artists from Mexico and the UK to create art which changed the narrative on gender-based violence and femicide.
Femicide is a global problem. In fact, it is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 19 and 44 in the world. When a woman’s life is taken, much more is taken from her – her name, her history, her interests, her identity, her hopes and her dreams. This happens not only at the moment she is killed, but afterwards too: women are re-victimised in the media and in society in general, and continue to be blamed for their own murders, while aggressors enjoy either very low sentences or total impunity (in Mexico for example, between 90-97% of femicide cases end in impunity). We commissioned ten pieces of public art from feminist artists in the UK and Mexico that would change these perceptions, and tell the truth about femicide.
Join us on 31 October 5.30-7pm for the first public screening of the short films that showcase these commissions, followed by a Q&A with Michaela Wetherell of Pink Collar Gallery and Tallulah Lines of Las Iluministas.