Article | Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrk√∂ping; Sweden 2011 | Suffering and Peril - Echoes of a Near Past: About the Art Exhibit ‚ÄĚThe Silence of Abuse

Title:
Suffering and Peril - Echoes of a Near Past: About the Art Exhibit ‚ÄĚThe Silence of Abuse
Author:
Joanne Posluszny-Hoffsten: Linköping, Sweden
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Year:
2011
Conference:
Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Issue:
062
Article no.:
043
Pages:
423-427
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-11-22
ISBN:
978-91-7519-993-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


In my art exhibit ‚ÄĚThe Silence of Abuse; The Burning Flame of Hope‚ÄĚ it was my intent to express through my art the emotions of the abused and the downtrodden. In creating these artworks I have used photographs of people who are in situations of conflict and abuse throughout the world. One photo; for example; shows a Japanese woman holding her crippled son; another; Chinese workers pulling heavy burdens while being tied together and several others portray Swedish couples entrenched in drug and alchohol abuse. In two sculptures I have shown a black man gazing out in despair and a woman being embrassed by her friend; after leaving her home where she had discovered her dead husband‚Äôs body-in a picture from war torn France from World War II. The situations I show vary; the locations are diverse; yet the message is the same. When people find themselves in situations which are so difficult that they are unable to react; they no longer dare to speak ‚Äď they fall silent. It is the silence of abuse. As Ghandi proclaimed‚Äď ‚ÄĚthere can be no change.‚ÄĚ

Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Joanne Posluszny-Hoffsten
Title:
Suffering and Peril - Echoes of a Near Past: About the Art Exhibit ‚ÄĚThe Silence of Abuse
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Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15-17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011

Author:
Joanne Posluszny-Hoffsten
Title:
Suffering and Peril - Echoes of a Near Past: About the Art Exhibit ‚ÄĚThe Silence of Abuse
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