Art projects related to issues of violence

Blank Noise project, by Jasmeen Patheja


Artist: Jasmeen Patheja Title: Blank Noise project  Year created: 2004 – on-going Location: Started in Bangalore, has spread to other cities in India. Materials: Dialogue, graphic design, performance. What is the piece’s impact? It works to change cultural acceptance of “eve teasing” (street harassment)…

The Creative Learning Workshop


Artists: Lou Rizzolo and Nobel Schuler Title: The Creative Learning Workshop   Year created: 2002 Location: Western Michigan University, USA Materials: drawing, inflatable drawing surface, What is the piece’s impact? This was a program geared towards children, whereby  participants develop “Self-Scapes,”…

The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler


Artist: Eve Ensler Title: The Vagina Monologues Year created:1994 Location: Global Materials: theatre What is the piece’s impact? What started as a play has evolved into a global movement, now called V-Day. Volunteers put on this play and proceeds support anti-violence…

Various Performances, by the Seeds Project


Artist: Seeds Theatre Group Title: Various Performances Year created: 1997-ongoing Location: Lae District in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea Materials: theatre What is the group’s impact? They use the performing arts to communicate community issues to its viewers. Players are largely drawn from…

PHAT-Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens


Artist/Organization: University of Maryland Medical Center – Shock Trauma Center with The 5th L Title: PHAT-Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens Year created: 1998 – ongoing Location: Baltimore, USA Materials: Spoken word is part of a larger intervention. What is the project’s piece’s impact? Participants are given…