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Intimate Transgressions is an exhibition in which twenty artists from around the world respond to the challenging theme of sexual violence as a tactic of terror. The exhibition is presented by the Centre for Asian Pacific Affairs (CAPA) and Whitebox, New York. The artworks on display respond to the transnational issue of violence against women during times of conflict from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

1959528_origIntimate Transgressions Project is curated by Fion Gunn in association with Juan Puntes and presented by the Center for Asian Pacific Affairs (CAPA) and Whitebox. Commenting on the need for such an exhibition Fion Gunn states, “The opening of Intimate Transgressions on September 3rd, 2015 marks the seventieth anniversary of Japan signing the armistice with the allied forces during World War Two. Researching this historic period and uncovering the disturbing plight of the so called ‘Comfort Women’ made me realise that sexual violence against women during periods of war continues to this day and it is an outrage which is not being eradicated. With Intimate Transgressions, the issue has been raised and dialogue initiated as part of a movement to protect women from such crimes”

The exhibition will debut September 3rd – October 4th 2015 at Whitebox, with an opening reception on September 3rd. The show will continue to spread its message of hope and awareness around the world by traveling to Beijing (previews start October 25th) and Shanghai (previews start November 21st).

The artists involved in the exhibition come from as far afield as China, Egypt, Cuba, Mexico, Ireland, United Kingdom, and United States. The works are diverse and cover a range of media and styles from drawing and print to installation and video. The cohesion of the exhibition is its desire to initiate a dialogue about conflict and violence against women from a global and shared oppositional stance. For those opposed to global conflict, this is an exhibition you should see.

EXHIBITION WEBSITE | PRESS KIT

Press Launch
June 24th, 2015 6-8pm

Exhibition Preview + Opening Reception
September 3, 2015 6-8pm

Location
Whitebox
329 Broome Street

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Andi Arnovitz | A.N.V.I.L. Art Collective | Niamh Cunningham | Regina José Galindo | Anita Glesta | Fion Gunn | Nermine Hammam | Šejla Kamerić | Oswaldo Maciá | Teresa Margolles | Elahe Massoumi | Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo | Chen Meitsen | Chen Qingqing | Atsuko Nakamura | Gail Ritchie | Yoshiko Shimada | Xin Song | Michael Lisle-Taylor | Jelena Tomasević | Yanling | Gao Yuan

 

EDUCATIONAL FILM LINKS ON COMFORT WOMEN
Arirang Special “Comfort Women” One Last Cry by Taeyeol Park
‘Comfort Women’  by KRON TV reportage
‘An Uncomfortable Truth’  an fiction film by Jan Ruff O’Herne
Comfort Woman-Wian Bu by James Bang