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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas"

Posted By on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Ringgolds The Flag Is Bleeding
  • Ringgold's "The Flag Is Bleeding"

Opening in Gallery I of UALR today: An exhibit of work by 13 big name artists, including Chakaia Booker, Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar and others: The Exhibits USA and Mid-America Art Alliance show denounces aggression and hopes to bring peace through art.

From the UALR press release:

The works in this exhibition are formidable in their disavowals of violence of all kinds—personal, political, domestic, and international. Their messages are all the more compelling because they reflect a range of religious beliefs, racial identities, and personal encounters with violence. Lebanon-born, Helen Zughaib brings a global perspective to Prayers for Peace derived from her experiences of living in the Middle East, Europe, and now the United States. Prompted by escalating conflicts between Muslims and Christians after 9/11, she portrays four people praying for peace in an Islamic mosque-inspired setting. With their backs to viewers, they become timeless guardian figures.

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