Workshop: Thinking Outside the Frame — #MeToo in The (History of) Arts

Workshop: Thinking Outside the Frame — #MeToo in The (History of) Arts

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University of Bath 1W 3.107

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An interactive workshop looking at how sexual violence and rape have been represented in the visual arts, from the 15th century to today.

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Sexual violence and abuse are significantly engrained in canonical art. Yet, the representation of sexual violence and rape in the visual arts is rarely mentioned in contemporary debates. Taking as a starting point Artemisia Gentileschi’s Susana and the Elders (1610), our aim is to look at how sexual violence and rape have been represented in the visual arts, from the 15th century to contemporary times, by both men and women artists. We will then completely disrupt these portrayals, by encouraging participants to take out the characters from their frames and challenge patriarchal representations of sexual violence and abuse.

Come and disrupt these portrayals by taking the characters from their frames. Together we will transfer these ‘frameless characters’ to a new canvas; weaving together a better narrative, giving voice to the voiceless, shedding light on how visual representations shape and cement cultural norms, and helping us share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Taking our cue from one of the most famous weavers – Penelope – our collective canvas will: give voice to the voiceless, shed light on how visual representations shape and cement cultural norms, and help us share experiences in a safe and supportive environment

The workshop is led by Dr Sandra Daroczi, Dr Milena Romano and Dr Galadriel Ravelli (Department of PoLIS).

Open to students and staff at the University of Bath. This is an in-person event.

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