VIOLATED! Women in Holocaust and Genocide
Ronald Feldman Gallery
April 12 - May 12, 2018
Organized and presented by Remember the Women Institute, VIOLATED! Women in Holocaust and Genocide was a ground-breaking exhibition about sexual violence towards women during the Holocaust and later genocides. Presented at Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, the exhibition included contemporary and modern artworks by 28 artists from Israel, the United States, Bosnia, Eritrea, Guatemala, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and the Yezidi of Northern Iraq. Two small artworks done secretly in Nazi concentration camps were among the 47 artworks presented.
Full list of artists: Rostam Aghala, Ofri Akavia, Judy Chicago, Ayana Friedman, Regina José Galindo, Nechama Golan, Muriel (Nezhnie) Helfman, Shosh Kormosh, Mitch Lewis, Judith Weinshall Liberman, Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Boris Lurie, Haim Maor, Naomi Markel, Anat Masad, Mary Mihelic, Dvora Morag, Halina Olomucki, Zeev Porath (Wilhelm Ochs), Rachel Roggel, Manasse Shingiro, Hana Shir, Li Shir, Nancy Spero, Linda Stein, Yocheved Weinfeld, Gil Yefman, Gil Yefman with the Kuchinate African Refugee Women’s Collective, Racheli Yosef, Safet Zec, and Dvora (Veg) Zelichov.
Exhibition Coordinator: Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel
Exhibition Curator: Dr. Batya Brutin
Associate Curator: Rebecca Pristoop
with support from Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth, and Karen Shulman.
Exhibition Institutional Partners: Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights; Consulate General of Israel, New York; Free Yezidi Foundation; Genocide Survivors Foundation; Ghetto Fighters’ House; Kuchinate Collective; Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, CUNY; Ronald Feldman Gallery; Yahad-In Unum.
Essay by Rebecca Pristoop: Reflections on Art and Genocide
Complete Exhibition Catalogue: Violated! Women in Holocaust and Genocide
All photos courtesy Michelle Claire Gevaint