400 Women

Helen Baker-Alder

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This ambitious project was conceived by artist Tamsyn Challenger in response to the brutal murder and rape of more than 400 women over a decade in the US border town of Ciudad Juárez and the region of Chihuahua in Mexico. Some 200 exceptional artists have each painted one of the murdered women, confronting us with and safeguarding in our memory the dead and disappeared. The exhibition raises important questions about the capacity of art to represent tragedy and commemorate the dead, as well as the potential for art to affect an audience and the collective nature of grief.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 2010
Event400 Women - Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Duration: 1 Nov 2010 → …


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