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Authors:Joanne Posluszny-Hoffsten: Linköping, Sweden
Publication title:Suffering and Peril – Echoes of a Near Past: About the Art Exhibit ”The Silence of Abuse
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:062
Article No.:043
Abstract:In my art exhibit ”The Silence of Abuse; The Burning Flame of Hope” 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’s 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 – they fall silent. It is the silence of abuse. As Ghandi proclaimed– ”there can be no change.”
Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:5
Pages:423-427
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/043/ecp11062043.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Joanne Posluszny-Hoffsten (2011). Suffering and Peril – Echoes of a Near Past: About the Art Exhibit ”The Silence of Abuse, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=043 (accessed 11/26/2014)