Female Artists Strip Rape of Its ‘Heroic’ Underpinnings Link to the original article on NY Times. By Jillian Steinhauer October 16, 2018   So much of the discussion of sexual violence in the public realm centers on narrative and a quest for the truth, on what happened and didn’t, and who was wearing or drinking Read More »

Link: https://hyperallergic.com/453292/july-26-2018-art-movements-podcast/ Hyperallergic Weekly Podcast “Art Movements” July 27, 2018 By Hrag Vartanian Curator Monika Fabijanska talks about her exhibition The Un-Heroic Act. Hyperallergic Weekly Podcast host talk to curator Monika Fabijanska about her important fall exhibition The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the US, opening this September at the Read More »

NPR review of the Ode to the Sea

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Link:https://www.npr.org/2017/11/20/565506357/current-and-former-guantanamo-bay-detainees-create-ode-to-the-sea-art-exhibit Current And Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Create ‘Ode To The Sea’ Art Exhibit November 20, 20174:27 PM ET Artwork by current and former detainees of Guantanamo Bay is on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. But what does the art represent and why did the college choose to display Read More »

Review by PRI the World

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Link: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-12-20/art-made-guant-namo-bay-detainees The art made by Guantánamo Bay detainees PRI’s The World PRI’s The World December 20, 2017 · 5:00 PM EST By Arun Rath I first saw the ship a year ago, in an abandoned prison cell. “Giant” is an intricately detailed model galleon, something that, at a casual glance, you might expect to see Read More »

BBC -Ode to the Sea

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Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05qbd9t Ode to the Sea – a prisoner’s view from Guantanamo Bay ‘Ode to the Sea’ is a collection of artworks made by inmates from the controversial military prison, Guantanamo Bay. The exhibition caught the attention of the US Pentagon, which is now changing its rules in how art work from the prison will be Read More »

Link: https://www.thenation.com/article/what-we-can-learn-from-art-painted-inside-guantanamo/ What We Can Learn From Art Painted Inside Guantánamo A New York exhibition gives a rare glimpse into America’s most controversial prison. By Erin Thompson DECEMBER 4, 2017 A Guantánamo detainee walks past a cell block at the detention facility in Cuba. (AP Photo / Brennan Linsley) EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at Read More »

Valerie Hopkins in New York Link to original article  Mon 2 Oct 2017 02.15 EDT Ode to the Sea, an exhibition in New York City, features work by prisoners who say the water – which they could hear but not see – symbolizes quiet and freedom Al Anei, 2016. The show includes 36 artworks created Read More »

Link: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/guantanamo-art-washington-nervous-171221144547342.html by M Neelika Jayawardane 26 Dec 2017 “Untitled (Alan Kurdi)” [Courtesy of Muhammad Ansi/John Jay College] “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay” opened on October 2 this year, in the President’s Gallery, located on the topmost floor of Hareen Hall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. It is a Read More »

The prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, put its stamp of approval for release on the sail of this model ship built by Yemeni captive Moath al Alwi from paper and other found objects at the Camp 6 communal prison for low value detainees. It was on display on Oct. 25, 2017 at the John Jay Read More »

Link: http://www.dw.com/en/new-york-gallery-shows-prisoner-art-from-guantanamo-bay/a-41990510 A prison cell at Guantanamo may not be the most inspiring place for an artist. But a few detainees held at the notorious prison have still found a way to explore their creativity. A show in New York presents their work. Djamel Ameziane spent 11 years at Guantanamo Bay detention camp from 2002 to Read More »